How to get rid of your Christmas tree in Syracuse

Katie Ramirez
January 6, 2020

In the spring, the Christmas trees and fall leaves are recycled into mulch.

According to Jay Stanford, director of environment, fleet and solid waste with the City of London, roughly 11,000 to 13,000 trees are collected each January.

Now that the holidays have passed, there are several options for Londoners who want to dispose of their Christmas trees.

Only trees clear of all decorations, wires, nails and fake snow will be accepted. Residents are reminded to remove all ornaments and lights and to not place trees in a bag.

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"Most people are surprised that they'll actually eat Christmas trees, even I didn't realize it until a few years ago when Charlene did some research and found out that they enjoy them", he says. Cut in half any trees taller than six feet.

You can find out the best place is to recycle your Christmas tree below. To increase collection efficiency, if possible, please put trees and yard waste at a common location with an adjacent neighbour, away from parked cars.

The township asks that trees be secured three feet off the street along the curb for collection.

For those not wanting to have a decaying tree in their backyard or for those who do not have backyards, local Pathfinders and Girl Guides will be collecting old Christmas trees for City mulching crews on January 11.

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