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Christmas Tree Disposal Options




As you're cleaning up from holiday celebrations, take a moment to review your options for disposing of Christmas trees.

Option #1: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection 

Natural Christmas trees, up to six feet tall, will be picked up through January 11 on your assigned trash collection day. Place trees at your collection point at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts. Because these trees will be composted, they must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and hooks; stands must be removed. If your tree is over six feet tall, you may cut it in half for collection.

After January 11, residents may cut natural Christmas trees into four-foot bundles, weighing no more than 40 lbs., and place the tied bundles at their trash collection point for pickup in Allen’s yard waste collection program. Bundles must be in place by 7 a.m. on your designated trash collection day, at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts.

Option #2: DIY Tree Disposal 

Residents may also take natural Christmas trees to the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station and Wood Grinding Facility (9901 Custer Road, Plano) for disposal. Residents must bring their most recent water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address in order to enter the facility.

Option #3: Flocked Trees

Because flocked trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. Residents can dispose of flocked trees at the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station (9901 Custer Road). You must bring your most recent water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address in order to enter the Custer Road facility. You may also dispose of flocked Christmas trees by scheduling a pickup on your assigned bulk trash collection day.

Learn more about holiday trash collection.