Scroll down this page for local Ohio recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.
Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through
the first 2 or 3 weeks in January. Whether your tree is picked up from
your curb, or you drop it off, be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are
occasionally accepted (call to verify), but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
curbside garbage hauler.
The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch
which is ofteny made available, free to city or county residents.
Ornaments and light strings are usually placed into your
curbside collection bin. Some localities have year-round
collection centers. The same is true of wrapping paper and boxes.
Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information.
If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection
agency and ask!
Ohio: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022
- Akron, OH - Leave your tree at the curb on
regular trash days.
- See their website for the most current
City of Hamilton, Christmas Tree Collection
, place discarded trees
with your trash for removal by Rumpke with the regular trash
City of Hamilton: Residents may leave trees for trash
pick up at the curb. For information call 867-8661. Butler County
residents can also recycle their live Christmas trees using several
community composting and chipping programs.
City of Hamilton:
Residents may leave trees for trash pick up at the curb. For
information call 867-8661.
City of Fairfield: Residents can
recycle trees at the Waterworks Park at 5021 Groh Lane from December
26 through January 4. Look for the tree disposal corral. Residents
may leave trees at the curb for trash pick up. For information call
City of Oxford: January 5 - January 30, residents
may leave trees at the curbside on regularly scheduled refuse
collection days. For more information, call 523-8412. Trees are
picked up by the City of Oxford and chipped for use as mulch.
City of Middletown: Residents may leave trees at the curb with their
household trash pick up by Rumpke. Middletown residents can call
513-988-6304 for more information.
City of Monroe: Residents may
leave trees at the curb with their household trash pick up by
Rumpke. Monroe residents can call 513-727-8953 for more information.
City of Trenton: Residents may leave trees at the curb with their
household trash pick up by Rumpke. Trenton residents can call
513-988-6304 for more information.
West Chester Township:
Residents can drop off trees at Keehner Park (near the tennis
courts) and at Beckett Park off of Union Centre Blvd. (soccer field
area). from Dec 26 - Jan 31. Call 777-8765 for more information. Call 777-8765 for more
Other Butler County
disposal options and recycling options:
Rumpke: During the first 2 weeks in January, Butler County Rumpke
customers can leave trees at the curb for pick up with trash. Rumpke
prefers trees to be in a disposable bag and if tree is longer than
6, cut tree in half. After the first 2 weeks in January, call Rumpke
at 742-2900 to schedule a pick up.
customers should call to schedule tree pick up collection and for
pricing. Contact CSI/Republic Services at 771-4200.
Landscaping Supply: 2864 Cincinnati Dayton Road near
Middletown/Monroe will accept trees at no charge for composting from
Butler County residents. Call 513-423-8723 for more information.
Central Ohio - Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO)
Tree Recycling Information: The Christmas trees you set out for
pickup go to the Authority's sponsored compost facilities. They ask
that you remove lights, tinsel, decorations, and the plastic or
metal icicles and the large plastic tree bags. Plastic contaminates
the compost process and ruins the finished product.
- Put Christmas Trees curb-side for
pick-up on regular collection days.
All decorations and lights
should be removed.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
- The Christmas tree recycling
program offers residents an easy and environmentally sensitive way
to dispose of their live trees. To prepare the tree for collection
and for the safety of our employees, all decorations, tinsel, wire,
nails, stands and bags must be removed from the tree. Trees in
plastic bags or flocked trees cannot be recycled. To find more information about Christmas tree recycling, please contact the Refuse and Recycling
Department at 216-691-7300.
- Christmas tree disposal is free
and part of the city's yard-waste collection on scheduled yard-waste
collection days thorugh January. Trees should be placed curbside by
6 am. All decorations and lights should be removed. Trees larger
than 8 feet should be cut in half. Do not put the tree in a plastic
bag. For more information about yard-waste collection days, call
614-645-3111. Residents can check the yard-waste removal schedule by
entering their address here
. Residents are assigned to either Zone A or Zone B
for each day of the week. During the week of an observed holiday, if
your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection
will be delayed one day. (Friday collections will be picked up on
Saturday.) Your collection day will then return to its normally
scheduled day the following week.
Cuyahoga County -
Two local farms will take the trees. Many cities collect the
trees from curbside.In all cases remove
all ornaments, tnsel, lights, etc. You can also Recycle Old Holiday
Lights, Until January 15, the Solid Waste District collects broken,
burned out or tangled strings of holiday lights for recycling. Drop
unwanted light strings, power cords and power strips in a marked box
in our lobby at 4750 East 131 Street in Garfield Heights. Hours are
Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Some city service departments also
collect lights from residents as a part of this program.
Check with your community
. Sorry, we cannot accept pre-lit trees
or garland. Lights must be removed from the item for proper
Christmas tree collection details:
Brooklyn (216) 635-4232. Curbside
collection by city for composting.
Brooklyn Heights (216) 351-0131. Curbside collection by
KIMBLE on regular trash day.
(216) 664-3717. Curbside collection of live trees by city for
mulching December 26-January 30. Trees must be free of ornaments and
garland. Mulch will be available to residents in spring.
Cleveland Heights (216) 691-7319.
Curbside collection by city for composting through January 30,
weather permitting. All holiday decorations (tinsel, garland, wires,
nails, stands) must be removed in order for the tree to be
collected. No artificial trees, flocked trees, or trees in plastic
bags will be collected.
Heights (216) 641-3505 Contact city service department for
Euclid (216) 289-8345.
Curbside collection of Christmas trees. Chips for mulching.
Fairview Park (440) 356-4410.
Curbside collection by Republic during the first 2 weeks in January.
Gates Mills (440) 423-4405.
Residents drop at city yard. Chips all trees for mulch.
Highland Heights (440) 461-2440.
Curbside collection by city for composting. If the city is in the
a snow storm and unable to respond, the rubbish
contractor (Kimble) will pick up the trees. If the trees are picked
up by Kimble, they will not be recycled.
Highland Hills (216) 662-5012.
Curbside collection of Christmas trees for composting.
Hunting Valley (440) 247-6106. No
collection. Put the tree in wooded area for decomposition.
Independence (216) 524-9191.
Curbside collection by city on regular trash day. Chips all trees
for city compost pile.
(216) 252-4322. Curbside collection by city beginning December 26.
Chips all trees for mulch.
Village (440) 442-5506. Residents should drop their trees off
at the Service Department for recycling.
North Olmsted (440) 716-4151.
Republic will pick up Christmas trees the first two weeks of January
on your regular scheduled pick day.
Olmsted Falls (440) 235-1345. Republic Waste will collect
trees the first 2 weeks of January.
Olmsted Township (440) 235-1011. Republic Waste to collect as
yard waste in the month of January. Township will chip them as part
of brush program beginning in April.
Parma (216) 661-7375. Pick up will be January 4-17. After
those dates Parma residents can put their trees out for Bulk Pick-Up
Parma Heights (440)
884-9607. Republic Waste will provide curbside collection of trees
on January 7 & January 14 only for composting. Trees should NOT be
placed in bags and ornaments should be removed. No artificial trees
Shaker Heights (216)
491-3282. Curbside collection by city for composting. Remove all
lights and stands.
(216) 381-0402. Curbside collection by city from January 1-31. Chips
trees for mulch.
(216) 932-7800. Collected curbside on rubbish day, comingled with
collected brush and
composted by others. Remove all lights,
ornaments, and plastic bags.
Warrensville Heights (216) 587-6570 Contact city service
department for details.
- The City of Dublin makes it easy for you
to get rid of those real trees with our curbside pickup and
residential yard waste composting program. Collection will take
place each Monday in January. Please remove all decorations and Put
the trees at the curb, free of any wrapping or bags, by 7 am on
Mondays. If a tree is larger than 8 feet in length, cut it in half
before placing it at the curb. Christmas trees can also be composted
at home or used in the back yard in a variety of ways. The branches
can be cut and used to cover perennial gardens, acting as extra
protection from the cold weather. Trees can also provide wild birds
and animals temporary perches or resting sites with extra protection
from cold weather. For details of the Christmas tree recycling
program, call 614.410.4750.
- Greene County - There is a year-round drop-off
facility for residents' yard waste at 2145 Greene Way Blvd., Xenia,
OH. Last reported hours were open Monday through Thursday and
Saturday, and accept whole trees. The trees will be ground into
mulch, available for no charge for residents.
- You need to check your city's page (some collect curbside, others
require you to take the tree to a drop off location) For a complete listing of the
Christmas tree recycling activities for towns and cities in Hamilton
County, click the link at left. And then scroll down to your towm or
Springfield Township, see this page.
Addyston -During the month of
January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North
Bend can drop off Christmas trees at the Maintenance Building, 20
Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
For more information, call
Christmas trees are collected as trash at the curb year round.
For more information, call 513-661-2700.
Cleves - During the month of
January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North
Bend can drop off Christmas trees at the Miami Township Maintenance
Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
information, call 513-941-5127.
Colerain Township - The Township offers Christmas tree chipping from December
26th to mid-January at Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 - 4300 Springdale Road
Residents may also use one of the free yard
trimmings drop-off sites that the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsors; one of which is located in Colerain Township.
more information, contact Colerain Township or 513-385-7500.
Columbia Township, Ohio - For the first six Mondays immediately
following Christmas, the Maintenance Crew will collect real
Christmas trees placed at curbside. All stands, ornaments, nails,
wires, disposal bags another materials must be removed. Please be
careful not to block traffic or driveways. All trees collected will
be recycled into mulch and made available to Township residents.
If you have any questions, please contact John Servizzi 561-6046
Township - TThe township provides chipping of Christmas trees each year (during the first 2 weeks in January - call for dates) at Floral Paradise Gardens (461
Greenwell) from dawn to dusk.
Residents may also use the free Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District sponsored yard trimmings
For more information, contact Delhi Township or 513-922-3111.
Evendale - The
Service Department regularly picks up tree trimmings and other items
not taken by Republic, including Christmas trees. Residents must
comply with the guidelines. Chips are available to residents.
more information, contact the Village of Evendale or 513-563-2244.
Fairfax - The Maintenance
Department will pick up Christmas trees through the end of January.
Trees will be picked up Monday to Friday. For more information, call
Forest Park -
Christmas tree drop-off from December 26 through the second Sunday in January. Leave them at Kemper Meadow Park, 1280 West Kemper
Rd. Place the tree on the grass by the curb on the south side of the park's parking lot.
(the side closest to West Kemper Road). point the
trunks towards the parking lot curb and the top of the tree pointing towards West Kemper Road. The trees will then be chipped that Monday and
reused as ground covering in the spring. Residents may also use the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid
Waste District's yard trimmings drop-off sites. For more information, contact the Forest
Park Environmental Awareness Program or 513-595-5263.
Golf Manor - The Hamilton County
Recycling and Solid Waste District encourages residents to utilize
the District sponsored yard trimmings drop-off sites for Christmas
trees. For more information, call 513-531-7491.
Greenhills - The maintenance
department picks up Christmas trees on a weekly basis. Click here
For more information, call 513-825-2100.
Harrison - The City of Harrison
Service Department collects Christmas trees during the month of
January. For more information, call 513-367-3728.
Indian Hill - The Village Service
Department will operate a Christmas tree drop off site at Stephan
Field from December 26 to mid-February. Residents may drop off their
trees in the designated area adjacent to the main parking lot off of
Drake Road. Please be sure to remove the plastic bags, tinsel,
lights, etc. from the trees prior to drop off. Curbside collection
of Christmas trees may also be arranged by calling the Service
Department at 513-831-3712.
- Lockland also picks up tree limbs/Christmas Trees.
information, contact the Village of Lockland or 513-761-1124
Loveland - The City of Loveland makes it easy for you to
get rid of those real trees with our curbside pickup. Collection
takes place annually from January 2 to January 23. Please remove all
decorations and place Christmas trees at the curb. For more
information, call 513-707-1442..
Madeira - Christmas tree chipping begins December 26 and runs through January 31.. The drop-off location is McDonald Commons, Dawson Road.
For more information, contact the City of Madeira or 513-561-7228.
Christmas trees are picked up by the Village. For more information,
- During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami
Township, and North Bend can drop Christmas trees off at the
Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
more information, call 513-941-2466.
Montgomery - No sticker required, remove all tinsel and
other decorations For more information, call 513-891-2424.
Newtown - Christmas trees are
picked up. For more information, call 513-561-7697.
North Bend -
During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami
Township, and North Bend can drop Christmas trees off at the
Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves, Ohio 45002.
more information, call the Village of North Bend at 513-941-0610.
North Bend - During the month of January,
residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township, and North Bend can drop Christmas trees off at the Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Avenue, Cleves,
For more information, call the Village of North Bend at 513-941-0610.
North College Hill - North College
Hill will pick up Christmas trees at the curb the first week in
January on regular garbage days.
For more details, call
Norwood - Rumpke
will collect Christmas trees at the curb on the regular day of
garbage pickup during the first two weeks in January. Norwood Public
Works will also be collecting leaves at the curb. You may rake them
into the street where they will be vacuumed as time allows or place
them in yardwaste bags. For more information, call 513-458-4615.
Reading - Christmas trees are
collected by City crews the first few weeks after Christmas.
more information, call 513-733-3725.
Saint Bernard - Christmas trees will be picked up at the curb
from December 26 through the end of January.
information, call 513-242-0086.
Sharonville - Click here for special pickups of Christmas trees, brush and limbs. Residents may also utilize the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste
District sponsored free yard trimmings drop-off sites.
For more information, contact the City of Sharonville or 513-563-1177.
Springdale - Christmas trees may be placed at the curb
similar to the chipper program and trees will be picked up with the
regular chipper program and be disposed of through our mulch
program. Please remove all decorations and lights and DO NOT place
the tree in a bag unless you intend for Rumpke to pick it up. For
more information, call the city of Springdale Public Works
Department at 513-346-5520.
Township - To compost your yard trimmings, including
Christmas trees, visit the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste
District sponsored yard trimmings drop-off sites.
information, contact Springfield Township or 513-522-1410.
Sycamore Township - The Township
will offer Christmas Tree chipping at two drop off sites from
December 26th through mid-January:
Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road
Sports Complex, 11797 Solzman Road
information, please contact Sycamore Township or 513-791-8447.
Symmes Township - Symmes Township
will be sponsoring a Christmas tree drop off program from December
26 through mid-January. During this time, residents may drop
off their trees in the designated area behind the Township
Administration Building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Please remove
all ornaments, tinsel, and/or plastic wrapping. For more
information, call Symmes Township at 513-683-6644.
Terrace Park - For more
information, contact Terrace Park or 513-831-2138.
- Christmas Tree Recycling - Drop off
live Christmas Trees between December 26 and January 16
at either of the locations below. Please remove all decorations,
ornaments and tinsel before dropping off your tree.
Kaleidoscope Farms 14841 County Road 54 Mt. Cory, OH.
2. Hancock County Landfill - Parking Lot South of
Maintenance Shop 3861 CR 140 Findlay, OH. Findlay's green waste site
will be open for Christmas tree recycling.
For more information,
call the Solid Waste Management District at 419-424-1113 or via
e-mail at [email protected]
- Trees will be collected at the
following sites and reused as natural fish habitat at area lakes.
Please remove all decorations! Hours of operation are December 26
through January 31, 9 am to 5 PM Monday through Friday at
these locations. WRAPPING PAPER & GREETING CARDS CAN BE RECYCLED AT
ANY AREA DROP-OFF SITE OR WITH YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING. More info: 330-740-2060.
Austintown Twp. - Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Rd.
- Berlin Twp. - Township
Bldg., 15823 W. Akron-Canfield Rd.
- Campbell City. - Roosevelt
Park, Struthers-Liberty Rd.
- Canfield Township - Fire Station,
5007 Messerly Rd.
- Craig Beach / Milton Twp. - Next to fire
station, 1979 Grandview Rd.
- Ellsworth Twp. - Fire Station, 6036
S. Salem-Warren Rd.
- Goshen Twp. - Maintenance Garage, 12649
- Green Twp. - Cemetery at SR 165 & Beaver Creek Rd.
- Jackson Twp.- Township Bldg., 10613 Mahoning Ave.
Lowellville Village - Street Dept., 3 W. McGaffney
Middletown / Springfield - Recycling Center, 10720 Struthers Rd.
- Poland Twp. - Road Department, 7508 Clingan Rd.
- Smith Twp. -
Township Bldg., 846 N. Johnson Rd.
- Struthers City - Trees will
be picked up at the curb.
- Youngstown - CCA (Old South Branch
Library), 1771 Market St.
- Medina County - Many cities and towns have
curbside pickup, but any county resident can take trees to the
Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield
Township, from 6 am to 4:30 pm weekdays or 7 am to noon
- Christmas Tree Chipping Program for
County residents from December 26th through January 17th. All tinsel
and decorations must be removed from tree prior to chipping. Please
call the numbers listed below, or Jason at (734) 240-7924, for times
or additional information. Drop off trees at the following
Bedford Township christmastreetrans, Carr Park, 9240
Lewis Ave.,Temperance 734-847-6791.
Berlin Township Hall, 8000
Swan View Drive, Newport 734-586-2187.
Ida Township Hall, 3016
Lewis Avenue, Ida 734-269-3045.
Monroe Charter Township Hall,
4925 West Dunbar Road, Monroe 734-241-5501.
Petersburg/Summerfield Township, 87 Railroad Street, Petersburg
(behind the DPW Yard) 734-279-1210.
- Montgomery County - Residents to bring their
trees to its Moraine (1001 Encrete Lane) or Vandalia (6589 Old
Webster St.) transfer stations on Mondays through Saturdays, where
the trees will be collected by a contractor for mulching.
- The City of Oxford offers Christmas tree
recycling annually from mid-December through mid-January.
View our Events Calendar
for exact dates. Remove all decorations from the tree
prior to setting the tree at the curbside. This holiday pick up
service does not include wreaths or garland. Oxford residents may
place live Christmas trees at the curbside for disposal on regularly
scheduled refuse collection days. Yard waste tags are not required
for this service. The City of Oxford Streets and Maintenance
Division picks up and recycles trees. Direct any questions to the
City of Oxford Streets and Maintenance Division at (513) 523-8412..
- Parma, Ohio
- Christmas trees should be
placed on the tree lawn on your regular trash day during the first
two weeks of January.
Trees cannot be in a bag and tinsel needs
to be removed. If a tree is placed inside a bag, it will not be
- Portage County
Aurora: Leave undecorated
trees at curb on regular trash days.
undecorated trees on the tree lawn during January.
undecorated trees by the roadside during January.
undecorated trees at curb late January (call them for this year's
dates). Kent residents can drop off trees at the yard-waste transfer
site on Plum Street any time.
Mantua: Leave undecorated trees at
curb in January. Trees over 4 feet should be cut in half.
Ravenna: Leave undecorated trees at curb through January.
Streetsboro: Leave undecorated trees at curb for pickup during the
first 10 days of January.
- Stark County - Residents should contact their
waste haulers for instructions. For more information, call the
Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District at
- Summit County
- Metro Parks will recycle Christmas trees through January 31.
Trees, cleaned of all decorations and tinsel, may be dropped off at
five locations below, For more information, call 330-865-8065. For
curbside pickups in manytowns, see this page.
- Toledo Area - Drop off locations are open
on weekdays through January 16. Signs will be posted at each of the
following Toledo city sites identifying the park as a drop-off
● Jermain Park.#9679; Schneider Park.
● Ravine 2 Park.
● Bowman Park (Laskey Road access).
● Greenwood Park
(Darrel Road access).
For tFor towns in the
surrounding Toledo area, see below, and call to confirm this
Port Clinton - (419) 734-5522; Trees will be
collected at the curb December 26 through January 13
(419) 862-3454;; Trees will be collected at the curb starting
Genoa - (419) 855-7791; Trees will be collected at
the curb after December 26
Marblehead - (419) 798-9229; Trees
will be picked up at the curb through the month of January
Harbor - (419) 898-1823; Put the trees at the curb for pick-up
through the month of January
Catawba Island Township - (419)
797-4131; Trees will be collected roadside January 1 through the end
Danbury Township - (419) 734-4091; Trees may be dropped
off at the designated area behind the township hall located at 5972
East Port Clinton Road through the end of January
Erie Township -
(419) 635-2010; Trees may be dropped off at the old LaCarne School
during the month of January, during daylight hours
Township - (419) 732-3543; Trees will be collected roadside until
Salem Township - (419) 898-4494; Trees will be
accepted at the Salem Township Union Cemetery through the month of
Perrysburg - (419) 872-8020; Curbside tree pick-up will
take place from January 2 through January 10; there is no alley
collection. The city will take nearly every holiday decoration,
which can be dropped off at the city compost site.
- Wayne County - If you have a private
hauler, call the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management
District at 800-678-9839.
Creston: Leave undecorated trees at
curb on regular trash days.
Dalton: Leave undecorated trees at
curb through early January.
Doylestown: Leave unbagged trees at
curb for pickup by 7 am January 6.
Orrville: Leave undecorated
trees on tree lawn for pickup Monday through January 17.
Leave undecorated trees at curb on regular trash days.ooster: Leave undecorated trees at curb on
regular trash days.