Christmas Tree Recycling Information

Press Release posted 1/9/16 – It’s not too late to recycle your Christmas tree. Athens Services will continue to collect holiday trees on normal pickup days through the second week of January.

Tips to ensure collection of your Christmas tree:

  • Remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel. Place Christmas trees next to your regular trash containers. Trees over 6 feet in length must be cut in half. Trees with flocking or fire retardants ARE acceptable.
  • If you miss the date for recycling, please cut up your tree and place it in your yard waste container(s).

If you see anyone illegally dumping Christmas trees in city parks, please call the Police Department.