Recycle Christmas Trees


Holiday trees and greenery will be collected by appointment from households serviced by the Department of Public Works (DPW) between Dec. 27 and Jan. 31. Items collected during this period will be composted, to help support the District’s waste reduction efforts. Only residents in single family homes and apartment buildings with three or fewer units are eligible for this service. When setting these items out for collection, remove all ornaments and lights. Do not put the trees and greenery in a bag. DPW crews will collect them from the front of residents’ houses. Alternatively, residents can drop off holiday trees at Benning Road Transfer Station at 3200 Benning Rd. NE or South Capitol Street Graffiti Shop at 2700 South Capitol St. SE. After Jan. 31, residents should place holiday trees where their trash is collected. The items will be picked up with the trash as space in DPW trucks permits. DPW will compost items collected between Dec. 27 and Jan. 31. Trees and greenery collected after Jan. 31 will not be composted.

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