The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced their 2017 Christmas tree mulching/recycling and curbside collection plans. Read the full release below:
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that residents will be able to recycle their Christmas tree by turning it into mulch beginning January 6. DPW will offer tree mulching services for Baltimore City residents from Monday through Saturday through January 31 (except for City holidays). Mulching services will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center located at 2840 Sisson Street in west Baltimore.
Residents may bring bags or containers to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to bring bags or containers and collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens, while supplies last.
Please make sure that all ornaments and tinsel have been removed from your tree prior to mulching.
Curbside Tree Collection
For residents who cannot bring their trees in for mulching, DPW will offer curbside tree collection beginning Tuesday, January 9through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day, at the same location where their trash is collected. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection, or brought in for mulching.
Recycle Christmas paper
In addition, citizens are reminded to continue to recycle wrapping paper and recyclable packaging from gifts. This should be set out on your normal recycling collection day. For more information about recycling please visit the Recycling Services section at publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, and Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15 are city holidays. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed. There will be no mechanical street sweeping; trash and recycling collections do not occur on Mondays.
To have Midtown Baltimore remove your artificial Christmas trees, please submit a bulk trash removal request here. Please do not put out the tree until you receive your collection date from our team. Thank you!