Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines

Press Release posted 1/7/17 – Athens Services will once again collect Christmas trees after the holidays for recycling. Trees will be collected until the end of the second week in January. Please remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel.  Place 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 regular tree collection period, please make arrangements to have Athens collect your tree as part of their bulky item pickup program by calling 888-336-6100.

Any questions can be directed to James Carlson at or 626-355-7135.