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Where to recycle your Christmas Trees 2023
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Where to recycle your Christmas Trees 2023

From feeding your trees to goats or taking to the Streets Department, here are green solutions for your tree. Just don’t leave your trees curbside.

Looking to give your Christmas tree a new life, or at least not be destined for the landfill?

Here are a few solutions on where to recycle your Christmas Tree in Philadelphia for the 2022-2023 holiday season.

Free solutions: Philadelphia Streets Department Drop-off

Take your Christmas trees to any six Sanitation Convenience Centers to be composted throughout the city. Just make sure your holiday trees are free of all decorations and untied

Drop-off dates: Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14.

Drop-off times: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:

  • 3033 S. 63rd Street                                  
  • 2601 W. Glenwood Avenue 
  • Domino Lane & Umbria Street                  
  • 3901 N. Delaware Avenue 
  • State Road & Ashburner Street                  
  • 5100 Grays Avenue 

Take your tree to a neighborhood corner for a free recycling dropoff:

The Streets Department also offers drop-off sites on Saturday, January 7th and Saturday, January 14th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the following locations:

54th St. & Woodbine Ave.43rd St. & Powelton Ave.
Broad St. & Christian St.Castor Ave. & Foulkrod St.
1400 Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)15th St. & Bigler St.
Corinthian Ave. & Poplar St.7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)
American St. & Thompson St.Graver Ln. & Seminole St.
Cathedral Rd. & Ridge Ave.Washington Ln. & Ardleigh St.
4800 Wayne Ave. (Happy Hollow Rec. Ctr.)

Feed your tree to goats

The Philly Goat Project has tree recycling with goats on Saturday, January 7th (rain date, Jan 8th) and Saturday, January 21st (rain date, Jan 22nd). Your trees will become snacks for goats and/or be turned into wood chips for city trails and community gardens.

Requested donation: $20 goes to Philly Goat project’s year-round programming.

Where: Farm at Awbury Arboretum located at 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, PA 19138.

Drop off your tree – neighborhood groups

Barlett Tree Experts is composting old trees into mulch at two locations:

Get your tree picked up curbside

Use a private service to get your tree picked up curbside.

Circle Compost offers curbside tree pickup on January 7-8 or January 14-15th for $20

South Philly Green is offering curbside pickups for zipcodes 19145 & 19146 on January 8th & 14th for $15. They’ll also have drop-offs open at Guerin Rec Center on Jan 8th (12-3 PM) and Manton Green on Saturday, January 14th from 10 AM-3 PM for a suggested donation of $5.


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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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