The Solid Waste Management Department began collecting Christmas trees from all solid waste customers this week and collection will continue until March 1.
Trees should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on residents’ normal household garbage collection day. Residents are asked to leave the tree at the curb for one week before contacting Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 to report a missed tree collection. Trees taller than six feet should be cut in half. Remove all decorations and hardware, including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands. Residents are also asked to not place trees in bags.
Christmas trees may also be dropped off at the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center at 2115 E. Club Blvd. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon at no charge until March 1. Customers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing. Trees delivered after March 1 will be subject to the usual disposal fees.
Additionally, Christmas trees will be accepted at the city’s Paper Shredding, E-Waste, and Christmas Tree Recycling Event on January 26th at Durham County Memorial Stadium. For more information, see http://durhamnc.gov/Pages/NNDetails.aspx?detailId=334
For Durham County residents, Christmas trees can be brought to the Convenience Sites for recycling. http://dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=237