Christmas trees are collected on your regular trash collection day. Be sure to:
- Place tree at the curb by 7 am
- Remove all lights, ornaments, wire, tinsel, and tree stands
- Trees that are over five feet tall should be cut in half or into manageable segments
Residents in apartments and condominiums should contact their complex manager or homeowners association regarding tree removal options. Do not place trees in a trash or recycling dumpster. State law requires all yard waste, including Christmas trees, to be disposed of separately from other materials.
Trees may be disposed of at the City's landfill but normal yard waste disposal fees apply. Guilford County has three drop-off sites for Christmas tree disposal.
Guilford County Prison Farm, 7315 Howerton Road, Gibsonville. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From Highway 61, take County Farm Road then turn right onto Howerton Road. The drop-off point is one-quarter mile on the right. Call 449-4720 for more information.
- Piedmont Triad Farmers’ Market, off I-40 at Sandy Ridge Road. Open 6 am to 6 pm, seven days a week. Call 605-9157 for more information.
- Tabernacle United Methodist Church, behind the ball field at the corner of Woody Mill and Methodist Roads. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
E-Waste (Electronic Waste)
Residents may bring unwanted computers, cell phones, televisions, and talking-type dolls with computer chips (example: Tickle Me Elmo) to the Household Hazardous Waste Center. Please do not place these items in your garbage or recycling can.
Wrapping paper is not recyclable, but is reusable, as are ribbons, bows, tissue paper, and gift bags. Neatly fold the tissue and bags, store with your other Christmas items, and use them again next Christmas.
Decorations are not recyclable, but are reusable if stored carefully. You can keep them around the house for decorations or reuse them to wrap or decorate packages and gifts.
Aluminum foil and pie pans are not recyclable, but are reusable.
And remember that grease should never be poured down your drain after holiday meals. Place it in a covered can or bottle and take it to the Household Hazardous Waste Center for proper disposal.
Break down any cardboard boxes before placing them in your recycling container. You can also use one of 20 conveniently located drop-off sites for overflow recycling.