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Treecycling: Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Greater Philadelphia [MAP]

TreecyclingSeveral Philadelphia organizations are making it easy for residents start their new year right by recycling their dried-out Christmas trees.

The City’s Streets Department is providing Christmas tree recycling services as part of their annual program, which runs from Monday, January 7th through Saturday, January 19th.

Last year, the trees collected by the City’s program totaled 21.96 tons, which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. The trees are combined with the City’s green waste to become mulch and compost used for local parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers.

Trees should be untied and completely bare of decorations, ornaments, plastic bags, and wrappings. In order for the trees to be appropriately recycled, they must be delivered to one of the locations below. If left out on the curb, trees will be treated as trash, not recycling.

In addition to the Streets Department program, there are about a dozen other treecycling events being offered by partner organizations.

For residents unable to make it to a collection site, email Greenlimbs ( or Bennett Compost ($15 donation, for additional information about their curbside pickup programs.

If you live in the Philadelphia suburbs, contact your municipality to find out your neighborhood’s schedule for curbside pick-up.

For a full list of collections sites, see the map below to find a location that is close to you. If you would like to submit a location, please leave a comment with the details.

View Christmas Tree Recycling Locations in a larger map

Posted by Shannon Collins on January 3, 2013

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