Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas trees are more than just the celebration of life during the holidays - they're a source of life afterward. The proper disposal of real Christmas trees helps give something back to the environment.

By recycling your tree, you are saving valuable landfill space. They are biodegradable, which means they can be easily recycled for mulch or composting blending.

Each year, the City of Bay City Sanitation Department provides curbside collection for Christmas trees. Collection starts after the Christmas holiday.


  • Artificial Christmas trees can not be recycled.
  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, tree stands and other non-organic decorative materials.
  • Do not place tree inside any type of plastic bag.
  • Wreaths on wires are not acceptable.
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