Christmas decorations are coming down around Greater Cincinnati and if you have a live tree, there are plenty of ways to avoid sending it to a landfill.
To recycle your Christmas tree, be sure to remove all tinsel, ornaments, ribbons and lights. Trees should not be put in bags before drop-off or pickup.
Scroll through to find your community options.
Residents can search for drop-off locations near them at hamiltoncountyrecycles.org
Yard trimming drop-off locations are open Jan 2 and Jan 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Locations include:
- West: Oakdale Elementary School, 3850 Virginia Ct. Green Township
- East: Bzak Landscaping, 3295 Turpin Lane (off Rt. 32), Anderson Township
- North: Rumpke Landfill, Struble Road and Colerain Avenue, Colerain Township
Bzak is also open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In Blue Ash, Rumpke will collect your Christmas tree at the curb on your regularly scheduled collection day. Place your tree, with all decorations removed, on the same side of your driveway as your Rumpke garbage can. If your tree is larger than 10’ tall, please cut it in two.
Residents may also use the dumpsters at our Service Center, 6131 Interstate Circle, Monday through Friday, 7:30 – 3:00. Two forms of I.D. are required as proof of residency, your driver’s license and a recent utility bill. Call 513- 686-1250 with questions.
Green Township is hosting a Christmas tree recycling event on two Saturdays, Jan. 2 and Jan. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at Oakdale Elementary School at 3850 Virginia Court.
The event is for Green Township residents only.
Residents can drop-off live Christmas trees at Kemper Meadow Park, 1280 West Kemper Road, through Sunday, Jan. 10. Remove all ornaments, ribbons, wires and plastic bags. Visit the website for information.
Christmas tree recycling runs until Jan. 29 at the Township Administration Building, located at 9323 Union Cemetery Road.
In Deer Park, Christmas trees can be placed at the curb for disposal as part of the weekly brush chipping service on Dec. 30.
In Madeira, Christmas tree Recycling will run until Jan. 31 at McDonald Commons, 7351 Dawson Road.
Sycamore Township will offer Christmas tree chipping at two drop-off sites through Jan. 18.
- Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road.
- McDaniel Sports Complex at 11797 Solzman Road.
Christmas trees will be picked up curbside for recycling by the Public Works Department from January 4 until January 13. A tree blocked by a vehicle may be missed.
Caesar Creek State Park will be partnering with the Division of Wildlife to recycle Christmas trees back into the park. These trees will help create habitats for fish, birds, and all wildlife. Bring undecorated trees to the park by Jan 15.
The Christmas tree drop-off area is a large grassy spot, marked with signs, located at the end of North Pool Boat Ramp near the public beach.. Call the Park Office at 513-897-3055 with questions.
Butler County residents can recycle their live Christmas trees using community composting and chipping programs or put their trees at the curb for disposal with the regular trash pickup.
- Hamilton: Residents may leave trees for trash pickup at the curb.
- Fairfield: Residents can recycle trees at the Waterworks Park at 5021 Groh Lane through Jan.4. Look for the tree disposal corral. Residents may leave trees at the curb for trash pickup.
- Oxford: Through Jan. 30, residents may leave trees at the curbside on regularly scheduled refuse collection days. Trees are picked up by the City of Oxford and chipped for use as mulch.
- Middletown: Residents may leave trees at the curb with their household trash pickup by Rumpke.
- Monroe: Residents may leave trees at the curb with their household trash pickup by Rumpke.
- Trenton: Residents may leave trees at the curb with their household trash pickup by Rumpke.
- West Chester Township: Residents can drop-off trees at Keehner Park (near the tennis courts) and at Beckett Park off of Union Centre Blvd. (soccer field area) through Jan. 31.
Other disposal options and recycling options in Butler County include:
- Rumpke: During the first 2 weeks in January, Butler County Rumpke customers can leave trees at the curb for pickup with trash. Rumpke prefers trees to be in a disposable bag and if tree is longer than 6, cut tree in half. After the first 2 weeks in January, call Rumpke at 742-2900 to schedule a pickup.
- CSI/Republic Service: customers should call to schedule tree pickup collection and for pricing. Contact CSI/Republic Services at 771-4200.
- Tri-State Landscaping Supply: 2864 Cincinnati Dayton Road near Middletown/Monroe will accept trees at no charge for composting from Butler County residents. Call 513-423-8723 for more information.
Boone County is doing a Christmas tree drop-off on Jan. 9 at multiple locations. Officials are asking for residents to drop off trees before 8 a.m. at each location.
- Burlington: Boone County Extension Enrichment Center: 1824 Patrick Drive.
- Florence: Stringtown Park: 7340 Burlington Pike.
- Union: Union Park FKA Union Pool: 10165 Old Union Road.
- Walton: Walton Park (by the back ball fields): 35 Old Stephenson Mill Road.
- Hebron: Lakeside Christian Church - Hebron Campus (corner of North Bend Road and Tanners Road) 1980 North Bend Road.
On Jan. 6 Florence residents can leave trees on the curb the night before for Florence Public Services to collect. Trees not set on the curb will not be collected.
If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Kleier at 859-647-5416.
Kenton County Public Works and several cities within the county have designated dates and specific locations for you to drop off a natural tree in January 2021. Officials said all tinsel, ornaments, ribbons, lights and bags should be removed. All trees will be mulched and disposed of properly.
The last day to drop off a tree is:
- Ludlow, Jan. 4: Ludlow City Park, 600 Elm St.
- Erlanger, Jan. 5: Erlanger Public Works, 505 Commonwealth Avenue.
- Park Hills, Jan. 6: Trolley Park, 1101 Amsterdam Rd.
- Villa Hills, Jan. 7: Franzen Field, 729 Rogers Rd.
- Taylor Mill, Jan. 8: Pride Park: 5614 Taylor Mill Rd.
- Covington, Jan. 11: Kenton County Extension Center: 10990 Marshall Rd.
- Fort Wright, Jan. 12: Fort Wright City Building: 409 Kyles Lane.
- Edgewood, Jan. 13: President & Freedom Park: 283 Dudley Rd.
- Crestview Hills, Jan. 13: Crestview Hills City Building: 50 Town Center Boulevard.
- Crescent Springs, Jan. 14, Crescent Springs Park & Ride: 2304 Buttermilk Crossing.
- Lakeside Park, Jan. 14: Lakeside Park City Building: 9 Buttermilk Pike.
- Independence, Jan. 15: Memorial Park: 2003 Jackwoods Pkwy.
- Independence, Jan. 15: Kenton County Public Works: 420 Independence Station Road.
In Covington, residents have two options for getting rid of trees:
Residents can arrange to have their tree picked up on regular trash collection days by calling Rumpke Waste & Recycling at (800) 828-8171 at least 48 hours in advance. This option starts Jan. 4 and lasts until Jan. 18.
Trees can also be dropped off from Dec. 26 through Jan. 18 at three different locations:
- In South Covington at the parking lot at Tripoli and Hands Pike, adjacent to Neighborhood Park.
- At the Urban Forestry Garage at 1700 Montague Road in Devou Park.
- In the parking lot at 14 Pete Rose Pier, which is the foot of Bakewell Street on the north side of the Ohio River floodwall.
In partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Campbell County operates a Tree Recycling Program through Jan. 10. Residents can drop off live, undecorated trees to Pendery Park located at 4051 Mary Ingles Hwy. in Melbourne to be used for fish habitat in lakes across the state.
Residents can drop Christmas trees off by the daycare building in Tower Park or city crews will be picking them up at the curb on Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Jan 13. Trees should be on the curb on these days prior to 7 a.m.