Our 2023-2024 Merry Mulch season will run from December 26 - January 20
Remember to remove all tinsel, garland, ornaments, lights, tree stands, plastic bags, etc.
Artificial trees with metal components can be recycled at Alpha Ridge Landfill's Residents' Convenience Center.
Recycle Your Holiday Tree
Your participation in the Merry Mulch program keeps thousands of trees out of the landfill. Christmas trees are taken to a compost facility where they are recycled into compost and mulch.
Curbside Tree Recycling
County residents with curbside yard trim collection can place their tree out for pickup on their yard trim collection day. Trees that are placed out on trash collection day will not be collected during yard trim collection season. When curbside yard trim collection is no longer available (after the 3rd Friday in January), trees can be placed out for trash collection and will be sent to a landfill (please only use this as a last option).
Successful Recycling Pickup Tips
Set your tree out the night before. Trees are picked up by the yard trim truck as early as 6am or as late as 7pm.
Remove all tinsel, garland, ornaments, lights, tree stands, plastic bags, etc.
No need to bag, but trees must be cut into less than 4 foot lengths and tied. Bundles must weigh less than 40 pounds.
Past January 20, 2024?
No problem! You can still recycle your tree at the Alpha Ridge Wood Waste Area, Monday through Saturday, 8am to 4pm. (No plastic bags.)
The holidays can be a very wasteful time of the year. Use some of our tips and tricks to minimize your waste and recycle more this season.