Recycle Christmas Trees


Holiday trees and greenery will be collected by appointment from the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) between Dec. 27 and Jan. 31. All collected items will be composted to 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. Residents must call 311 by January 10 to make their appointment. Please remember to remove all ornaments and lights. Do not put the trees and greenery in a bag. DPW crews will collect trees and greenery from the front of residents’ houses. Alternatively, residents can drop off holiday trees at the following locations: Benning Road Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Rd. NE; Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Dr. NE; Bryant Street Sweep Shop, 201 Bryant St. NW; South Capitol Street Graffiti Shop, 2700 South Capitol St. SE. After Jan. 31, residents can place holiday trees and greenery 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.