Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in North Dakota after Christmas
in January 2021
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!
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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North Dakota: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2021
- Bismarck, ND
- Christmas Tree Collection: Christmas trees will be collected from
December 31 through January 10, 2019
Remove all lights,
ornaments, and stands from the tree.
Make sure the tree is not
wrapped in any plastic or placed inside a plastic bag.
Christmas trees will be picked up on the regular
scheduled collection day
Christmas trees will be picked up at the
regular collection point
Apartment Complexes should set Christmas
trees on the boulevard for collection.
Condos and Townhomes (3 or
more units) should set Christmas trees on the boulevard for
A separate truck will collect the Christmas trees to
- Christmas tree recycling. Christmas trees
can be recycled into wood chips. Trees are typically collected
during the first full week of January on your garbage pickup day.
Please place trees with your regular household garbage, not on
snowbanks. Please remove all plastic bags, lights and metal stands.
Staff will attempt to collect on garbage day but it may be a day or
Place trees 5 feet from your garbage cart
do not deposit trees on snow banks
Remove plastic bags, lights,
ornaments, wood and metal stands
It is helpful if you can place
your tree on the boulevard instead of in the alley
Residents can also bring trees to the landfill, where they will be
chipped into mulch. See
Landfill hours of operation
.Fargo will also take your Christmas
lights, the screw-in and LED type, and your Christmas trees for
recycling. Bring your lights to the hazardous waste building in
north Fargo, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
through the end of January.