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Christmas Tree Recycling Continues Statewide for 2021/2022


Christmas Tree Recycling Continues Statewide for 2021/2022

Delawareans who have celebrated their holidays can help the environment by recycling their Christmas trees at one of the many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.

Residents can choose from many sites in Delaware to drop off their Christmas tree. Some of these sites accept trees at no cost, while others charge for the service. Before dropping off trees, call the site in advance to see what restrictions are in place and if there is a charge. Residents who pay for curbside collection service should call their waste hauler to see if they offer Christmas tree pickup. Trees may be accepted soon, but each facility has its own schedule. Commercial haulers or landscapers should call a facility prior to delivering loads of trees.

Whether dropping off a Christmas tree or having it collected, prepare it to be recycled into mulch by stripping off all decorations and lights, removing any flocking (fake snow) and detaching tree stands. Christmas trees are no longer accepted for recycling at Delaware State Parks.

Christmas tree recycling saves valuable landfill space. Over 158,000 tons of yard waste in 2020 and 173,000 tons of yard waste in 2019, which includes grass, leaves, brush, trees and other lawn/landscape materials, was recycled. Prior to Delaware’s yard waste ban, many of these materials — considered resources — were sent to landfills, taking up valuable space rather than being handled through local markets for mulch and home composting.

If pickup is unavailable from their haulers, check the list of yard waste drop-off sites at

You may obtain additional information via the website:  

* WRDE -

* Cape Gazette - 


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