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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly 2019
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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly 2019

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

After you take down your Christmas tree, don’t trash it. If you leave it to the curb, it ends up in a landfill (adn take virtually forever to decompose.)

Instead, recycle and compost that tree!

First, prepare it for composting. Remove all decor: metal bases, lights, and ornaments. 

Recycle your Christmas Tree through the city

At a sanitation convenience center.

The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 6, 2020 through Saturday, January 18, 2020. Residents may drop off their trees for recycling starting Monday, January 6th at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:

  • 3901 N Delaware Avenue
  • 2601 West Glenwood Avenue
  • 3033 South 63rd Street
  • Domino Lane and Umbria Street
  • State Road and Ashburner Street
  • 5100 Grays Avenue

FREE drop off in your neighborhood through the city:

Free Christmas tree drop-off is offered city-wide on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and January 18, 2020, from 9 am to 3 pm at any of the below 13 drop-off locations:

  • Pennway St. & Cottman Ave. (Jardel Recreation)
  • 15th & Bigler St.
  • 43rd St. & Powelton Ave.
  • 4800 Wayne Ave. (Happy Hollow Recreation)
  • 54th & Woodbine Ave.
  • 7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Recreation)
  • American & Thompson Sts.
  • Broad & Christian St.
  • Castor & Foulkrod St.
  • Cathedral St. & Ridge Ave.
  • Corinthian & Poplar St.
  • Graver Lane & Seminole St.
  • Washington Ln. & Ardleigh St.

Neighborhood Drop-off Programs

Support your local neighborhood and civic association Christmas Tree drop-offs at the following dates & locations:

Passyunk Square Civic AssociationCapitolo ParkJanuary 59:00am – 3:00pm
Palmer Doggie DepotPalmer Doggie Depot (Palmer St between Frankford Ave and Front St)January 510:00am – 1:00pm
South of South1601 Washington AvenueJanuary 4 & 59:00am – 12:00pm
 East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN)7100 block of Chew AvenueJanuary 51:00pm – 4:00pm
UC GreenClark ParkJanuary 119:00am – 12:00pm
 UC GreenMalcolm X ParkJanuary 1112:30pm – 3:00pm
Lower Moyamensing Civic AssociationSouth Philadelphia High School – Broad & SnyderJanuary 4 & 59:00am – 3:00pm
South Philly Green16th and Wolf January 512:00pm – 3:00pm

Get your Christmas Tree picked up at your house

Don’t feel like hauling your tree across town? A few local providers will pick up your tree for a small fee:

Circle Compost: Weekend of January 4th & January 11. $20 – Schedule online.

Bennett Compost: Weekend of January 4th & January 11. $20

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Julie Hancher
Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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