Beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, through Friday, January 12, 2018, Rainbow Environmental Services will recycle non-artificial Christmas trees placed at the curb for collection. Flocked trees are also accepted. The collected trees will be shredded and recycled as ground cover material. Recycling Christmas trees helps to extend the limited lifespan of our local landfills.
Trees should be no taller than 6 feet and have all lights, ornaments, and stands removed. Larger trees should be cut to a six-foot maximum length. The automated trash collection trucks are not collecting trees, so please do not block access to the carts and do not put your Christmas tree in your carts. Extra cardboard from the holidays will be collected for recycling. Simply place flattened cardboard next to the Christmas tree set out for collection. Old Christmas lights can be recycled by placing them in the blue recycling cart.
Residents of apartments, condominiums, and town-homes with commercial service (blue dumpster) should place trees to the side of the dumpster, not in front or on top of the dumpster. Check with your property manager or HOA for other restrictions.
After January 12, Christmas tree collection will have to be scheduled through Rainbow Environmental Services as part of their 10/4 Pick-Up Program. For additional information, call Rainbow Environmental Services at (714) 847-3581.