Christmas Tree Mulching and Collection Set to Begin January 2

Press Release

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas trees by turning them into mulch.  DPW will offer free tree mulching services to Baltimore City residents from Saturday, January 2 through Saturday, February 6.  Tree mulching is a drop-off event.  Residents must bring their trees to the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.   Please make sure that all ornaments, tinsel and other decoration have been removed from your tree prior to mulching.  Residents should bring bags or containers to collect mulch for their own use.

Curbside Tree Collection
For residents who cannot bring their tree for mulching, DPW will offer curbside tree collection from Saturday, January 2 until Saturday, February 6.  Trees should be set out on your regularly scheduled trash collection day and at the same location that your trash is collected.  Please remove ornaments, tinsel and other decoration before your tree is set out for curbside collection.

Community Collection Centers – Recycling
Curbside recycling collections are set to resume on January 19, 2021, as Mayor Brandon M. Scott previously announced. Until recycling restarts, DPW will continue to operate recycling collection drop-off centers Monday-Saturday in each of the 14 City Council Districts.  The five DPW Citizens’ Convenience Centers are available to accept recycling as well. Click here for more information.

Citizens are reminded that you may recycle holiday wrapping paper, cards and recyclable packaging from gifts.  Please do not recycle foil-based wrapping material and shiny, glittery bags or papers, bows, ribbons or tissue paper.

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