Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Ohio in January 2017
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Ohio: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
- Akron, OH - Leave your tree at the curb on
regular trash days.
Butler County - See their website for current
of Hamilton, Christmas Tree Collection, place discarded trees
with your trash for removal by Rumpke with the regular trash
Central Ohio - Solid
Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Tree Recycling Information: The Christmas trees you set out for
pickup go to the Authority's sponsored compost facilities. They ask
that you remove lights, tinsel, decorations, and the plastic or
metal icicles and the large plastic tree bags. Plastic contaminates
the compost process and ruins the finished product.
Cleveland, Ohio - Put Christmas Trees curb-side for
pick-up on regular collection days.
All decorations and lights
should be removed.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio - The Christmas tree recycling
program offers residents an easy and environmentally sensitive way
to dispose of their live trees. To prepare the tree for collection
and for the safety of our employees, all decorations, tinsel, wire,
nails, stands and bags must be removed from the tree. Trees in
plastic bags or flocked trees cannot be recycled.
Columbus, OH - Christmas tree disposal is free
and part of the city's yard-waste collection on scheduled yard-waste
collection days thorugh January. Trees should be placed curbside by
6 am. All decorations and lights should be removed. Trees larger
than 8 feet should be cut in half. Do not put the tree in a plastic
bag. For more information about yard-waste collection days, call
614-645-3111. Residents can check the yard-waste removal schedule by
address here. Residents are assigned to either Zone A or Zone B
for each day of the week. During the week of an observed holiday, if
your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection
will be delayed one day. (Friday collections will be picked up on
Saturday.) Your collection day will then return to its normally
scheduled day the following week.
Cuyahoga County -
Two local farms will take the trees. Many cities collect the
trees from curbside.In all cases remove
all ornaments, tnsel, lights, etc. You can also Recycle Old Holiday
Lights, Until January 15, the Solid Waste District collects broken,
burned out or tangled strings of holiday lights for recycling. Drop
unwanted light strings, power cords and power strips in a marked box
in our lobby at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Hours are
Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Some city service departments also
collect lights from residents as a part of this program.
Check with your community. Sorry, we cannot accept pre-lit trees
or garland. Lights must be removed from the item for proper
Christmas tree collection details:
Brooklyn (216) 635-4232. Curbside
collection by city for composting.
Brooklyn Heights (216) 351-0131. Curbside collection by
KIMBLE on regular trash day.
(216) 664-3717. Curbside collection of live trees by city for
mulching December 26-January 30. Trees must be free of ornaments and
garland. Mulch will be available to residents in spring.
Cleveland Heights (216) 691-7319.
Curbside collection by city for composting through January 30,
weather permitting. All holiday decorations (tinsel, garland, wires,
nails, stands) must be removed in order for the tree to be
collected. No artificial trees, flocked trees, or trees in plastic
bags will be collected.
Heights (216) 641-3505 Contact city service department for
Euclid (216) 289-8345.
Curbside collection of Christmas trees. Chips for mulching.
Fairview Park (440) 356-4410.
Curbside collection by Republic on January 5 and January 12.
Gates Mills (440) 423-4405.
Residents drop at city yard. Chips all trees for mulch.
Highland Heights (440) 461-2440.
Curbside collection by city for composting. If the city is in the
a snow storm and unable to respond, the rubbish
contractor (Kimble) will pick up the trees. If the trees are picked
up by Kimble, they will not be recycled.
Highland Hills (216) 662-5012.
Curbside collection of Christmas trees for composting.
Hunting Valley (440) 247-6106. No
collection. Put the tree in wooded area for decomposition.
Independence (216) 524-9191.
Curbside collection by city on regular trash day. Chips all trees
for city compost pile.
(216) 252-4322. Curbside collection by city beginning December 26.
Chips all trees for mulch.
Village (440) 442-5506. Residents should drop their trees off
at the Service Department for recycling.
North Olmsted (440) 716-4151.
Republic will pick up Christmas trees the first two weeks of January
on your regular scheduled pick day.
Olmsted Falls (440) 235-1345. Republic Waste will collect
trees the first 2 weeks of January.
Olmsted Township (440) 235-1011. Republic Waste to collect as
yard waste in the month of January. Township will chip them as part
of brush program beginning in April.
Parma (216) 661-7375. Pick up will be January 4-17. After
those dates Parma residents can put their trees out for Bulk Pick-Up
Parma Heights (440)
884-9607. Republic Waste will provide curbside collection of trees
on January 7 & January 14 only for composting. Trees should NOT be
placed in bags and ornaments should be removed. No artificial trees
Shaker Heights (216)
491-3282. Curbside collection by city for composting. Remove all
lights and stands.
(216) 381-0402. Curbside collection by city from January 1-31. Chips
trees for mulch.
(216) 932-7800. Collected curbside on rubbish day, comingled with
collected brush and
composted by others. Remove all lights,
ornaments, and plastic bags.
Warrensville Heights (216) 587-6570 Contact city service
department for details.
Dublin, Ohio - The City of Dublin makes it easy for you
to get rid of those real trees with our curbside pickup and
residential yard waste composting program. Collection will take
place each Monday in January. Please remove all decorations and Put
the trees at the curb, free of any wrapping or bags, by 7 a.m. on
Mondays. If a tree is larger than 8 feet in length, cut it in half
before placing it at the curb. Christmas trees can also be composted
at home or used in the back yard in a variety of ways. The branches
can be cut and used to cover perennial gardens, acting as extra
protection from the cold weather. Trees can also provide wild birds
and animals temporary perches or resting sites with extra protection
from cold weather. For details of the Christmas tree recycling
program, call 614.410.4750.
- Greene County - There is a year-round drop-off
facility for residents' yard waste at 2145 Greene Way Blvd., Xenia,
OH. Last reported hours were open Monday through Thursday and
Saturday, and accept whole trees. The trees will be ground into
mulch, available for no charge for residents.
Hamilton County - For a complete listing of the
Christmas tree recycling activities for towns and cities in Hamilton
County, click the link at left. For
Springfield Township, see this page.
Hancock County - Christmas Tree Recycling - Drop off
live Christmas Trees between December 26, 2015 and January 16, 2016
at either of the locations below. Please remove all decorations,
ornaments and tinsel before dropping off your tree.
Kaleidoscope Farms 14841 County Road 54 Mt. Cory, OH.
2. Hancock County Landfill - Parking Lot South of
Maintenance Shop 3861 CR 140 Findlay, OH.
For more information,
call the Solid Waste Management District at 419-424-1113 or via
Mahoning County - Trees will be collected at the
following sites and reused as natural fish habitat at area lakes.
Please remove all decorations! Hours of operation are December 26
through January 31, 9 am to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at
these locations. WRAPPING PAPER & GREETING CARDS CAN BE RECYCLED AT
ANY AREA DROP-OFF SITE OR WITH YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING.
Austintown Twp. - Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Rd.
- Berlin Twp. - Township
Bldg., 15823 W. Akron-Canfield Rd.
- Campbell City. - Roosevelt
Park, Struthers-Liberty Rd.
- Canfield Township - Fire Station,
5007 Messerly Rd.
- Craig Beach / Milton Twp. - Next to fire
station, 1979 Grandview Rd.
- Ellsworth Twp. - Fire Station, 6036
S. Salem-Warren Rd.
- Goshen Twp. - Maintenance Garage, 12649
- Green Twp. - Cemetery at SR 165 & Beaver Creek Rd.
- Jackson Twp.- Township Bldg., 10613 Mahoning Ave.
Lowellville Village - Street Dept., 3 W. McGaffney
Middletown / Springfield - Recycling Center, 10720 Struthers Rd.
- Poland Twp. - Road Department, 7508 Clingan Rd.
- Smith Twp. -
Township Bldg., 846 N. Johnson Rd.
- Struthers City - Trees will
be picked up at the curb.
- Youngstown - CCA (Old South Branch
Library), 1771 Market St.
- Medina County - Many cities and towns have
curbside pickup, but any county resident can take trees to the
Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield
Township, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. to noon
Monroe County - Christmas Tree Chipping Program for
County residents from December 26th through January 17th. All tinsel
and decorations must be removed from tree prior to chipping. Please
call the numbers listed below, or Jason at (734) 240-7924, for times
or additional information. Drop off trees at the following
Bedford Township christmastreetrans, Carr Park, 9240
Lewis Ave.,Temperance 734-847-6791.
Berlin Township Hall, 8000
Swan View Drive, Newport 734-586-2187.
Ida Township Hall, 3016
Lewis Avenue, Ida 734-269-3045.
Monroe Charter Township Hall,
4925 West Dunbar Road, Monroe 734-241-5501.
Petersburg/Summerfield Township, 87 Railroad Street, Petersburg
(behind the DPW Yard) 734-279-1210.
- Montgomery County - Residents to bring their
trees to its Moraine (1001 Encrete Lane) or Vandalia (6589 Old
Webster St.) transfer stations on Mondays through Saturdays, where
the trees will be collected by a contractor for mulching.
Oxford, OH - The City of Oxford offers Christmas tree
recycling annually from mid-December through mid-January.
View our Events
Calendar for exact dates. Remove all decorations from the tree
prior to setting the tree at the curbside. This holiday pick up
service does not include wreaths or garland. Oxford residents may
place live Christmas trees at the curbside for disposal on regularly
scheduled refuse collection days. Yard waste tags are not required
for this service. The City of Oxford Streets and Maintenance
Division picks up and recycles trees. Direct any questions to the
City of Oxford Streets and Maintenance Division at (513) 523-8412..
Parma, Ohio - Christmas trees should be
placed on the tree lawn on your regular trash day during the first
two weeks of January.
Trees cannot be in a bag and tinsel needs
to be removed. If a tree is placed inside a bag, it will not be
- Portage County
Aurora: Leave undecorated
trees at curb on regular trash days.
undecorated trees on the tree lawn during January.
undecorated trees by the roadside during January.
undecorated trees at curb late January (call them for this year's
dates). Kent residents can drop off trees at the yard-waste transfer
site on Plum Street any time.
Mantua: Leave undecorated trees at
curb in January. Trees over 4 feet should be cut in half.
Ravenna: Leave undecorated trees at curb through January.
Streetsboro: Leave undecorated trees at curb for pickup during the
first 10 days of January.
- Stark County - Residents should contact their
waste haulers for instructions. For more information, call the
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District at
- Summit County
- Metro Parks will recycle Christmas trees through January 31.
Trees, cleaned of all decorations and tinsel, may be dropped off at
five locations below, For more information, call 330-865-8065. For
curbside pickups in manytowns, see this page.
Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron.
- Brushwood Area at Furnace Run Metro Park, 4955 Townsend
Road, Richfield Township.
- Main entrance, Goodyear Heights Metro
Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron.
- Treaty Line Area of Sand Run
Metro Park, 995 Treaty Line Road, between Merriman Road and North
Portage Path, Akron.
-R- Big Oak Area of Silver Creek Metro Park, 5199
Medina Line Road, Norton.
- Toledo Area - Drop off locations are open
on weekdays through January 16. Signs will be posted at each of the
following Toledo city sites identifying the park as a drop-off
● Jermain Park.#9679; Schneider Park.
● Ravine 2 Park.
● Bowman Park (Laskey Road access).
● Greenwood Park
(Darrel Road access).
For tFor towns in the
surrounding Toledo area, see below, and call to confirm this
Port Clinton - (419) 734-5522; Trees will be
collected at the curb December 26 through January 13
(419) 862-3454;; Trees will be collected at the curb starting
Genoa - (419) 855-7791; Trees will be collected at
the curb after December 26
Marblehead - (419) 798-9229; Trees
will be picked up at the curb through the month of January
Harbor - (419) 898-1823; Put the trees at the curb for pick-up
through the month of January
Catawba Island Township - (419)
797-4131; Trees will be collected roadside January 1 through the end
Danbury Township - (419) 734-4091; Trees may be dropped
off at the designated area behind the township hall located at 5972
East Port Clinton Road through the end of January
Erie Township -
(419) 635-2010; Trees may be dropped off at the old LaCarne School
during the month of January, during daylight hours
Township - (419) 732-3543; Trees will be collected roadside until
Salem Township - (419) 898-4494; Trees will be
accepted at the Salem Township Union Cemetery through the month of
Perrysburg - (419) 872-8020; Curbside tree pick-up will
take place from January 2 through January 10; there is no alley
collection. The city will take nearly every holiday decoration,
which can be dropped off at the city compost site.
- Wayne County - If you have a private
hauler, call the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management
District at 800-678-9839.
Creston: Leave undecorated trees at
curb on regular trash days.
Dalton: Leave undecorated trees at
curb through early January.
Doylestown: Leave unbagged trees at
curb for pickup by 7 a.m. January 6.
Orrville: Leave undecorated
trees on tree lawn for pickup Monday through January 17.
Leave undecorated trees at curb on regular trash days.ooster: Leave undecorated trees at curb on
regular trash days.