There's nothing like the excitement of decorating and unwrapping presents by the tree. But once Christmas comes and goes, it may be tempting to quickly toss the tree to the curb with the empty boxes and ripped wrapping paper.
But before you do, the Anne Arundel County has some guidelines for you to follow when disposing your live tree.
Christmas trees will be collected on the regular curbside collection day and should be placed outside by 6 a.m. on that day to make sure that it's not missed.
To avoid making a mess and having needles in the carpet, tree experts suggest purchasing a tree disposal bag from a local hardware store and carting it out in the bag.
According to the county's website:
- Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees are yard waste. They are chipped into mulch, a valuable soil covering.
- Please remove tree stand, bags, metal ornament hangers, and all decorations. Cut very tall trees in half so that the tree will fit into the contractor's truck.
- Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees will be collected on your regular recycling day.
- Put your natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees at the curb on your regular recycling day or bring your items to any one of our convenience centers.
Glen Burnie Convenience Center
100 Dover Rd., Glen Burnie
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m
Millersville Convenience Center
389 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sudley Convenience Center
5400 Nutwell Sudley Rd., Deale
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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