Christmas Tree Disposal Information

As the holidays wind down and we enter the New Year, your Christmas tree has served you well as a source of beauty and a place to rest gifts for loved ones. Honor your tree and help it continue to provide value by considering the information below to recycle your tree.

  • Do not burn your tree. The sap will smell unpleasant and coat your chimney with a type of tar that can irritate your nose and throat, as well as potentially set your house on fire.
  • The City collects trees for recycling from January 2 through January 13. From Monday to Saturday, you can drop your tree off at any sanitation center from 8am to 6pm:
    • 3901 N. Delaware Ave.
    • 5100 Grays Ave.
    • 2601 W. Glenwood Ave.
    • 3033 S. 63rd St.
    • Domino Lane and Umbia Street
    • State Road and Ashburner Street
  • Additional Saturday drop-off locations are available 9am to 3pm on January 6 and January 13, including the one closest to Queen Village: Broad and Christian Streets
  • All trees must be untied and free of decorations.
  • For information on Civic Associations providing tree recycling, visit: http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/holiday/christmas-tree-recycling-program
  • If you put your tree curbside, it will go to landfill.

Written by Amy Grant

Amy Grant is a graphic designer and web developer. She is the founder of the Southwark Historical Society, a volunteer based group that studies the Southwark Historical District located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.