The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control encourages Delawareans to deliver their Christmas trees to one of the yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.
Residents can bring their trees through Jan. 28, but should contact a facility beforehand for specific hours and details. Trees will not be accepted from commercial haulers or tree vendors without prior approval. Artificial decorations, including hooks, wire, tinsel and ornaments and wood and metal tree stands must be removed from all trees before dropping them off for recycling.
Christmas trees from Delaware residents will be accepted for free. Facilities may charge a fee for other yard waste. Other locations throughout the state also accept Christmas trees for recycling for a fee. Entities collect or accept Christmas trees, including various waste haulers and landscapers. Regular trash haulers may offer special collections for Christmas trees in January. There may also be municipal or regional collection or drop-off events in the area. Delawareans also are reminded that DNREC’s Polly Drummond Hill Road yard waste site in northern New Castle County, which offers free Christmas tree drop-off to residents, will close Jan. 15.
Christmas trees may be dropped off by Delaware residents at:
— Polly Drummond Hill Road Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site, located in the Pike Creek area on Polly Drummond Hill Road, about a half-mile north of Kirkwood Highway. Hours are 8 a.m. to sunset Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 14.
— Copeland’s Mulch Depot, 2 Honeysuckle Drive, Stanton. Free for trees purchased at Copeland’s; otherwise $5. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Opens Jan. 2. For more, call 633-9536.
— Blessings Greenhouses, 9372 Draper Road, Milford. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more, call 393-3273.
— Blue Hen Organics, 33529 Fox Run Road, Frankford. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more, call 732-3211.
— Grizzly’s Landscape Supply Service, 14680 Coastal Highway, Milton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more, call 644-0654.
— Mr. Mulch, 22288 Coverdale Road, Seaford. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more, call 629-5737.
— Millville Organic Center Whites Neck Road, half-mile North of Route 26. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, beginning Jan. 1. For more, call 423-2601.
— Selbyville Mulch, Stone, & Soil, 38205 Dupont Blvd,. Free for active customers within the last six months. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more, call 436-8286.
— Stockley Materials, 25136 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more, call 856-7601.
Kent County will collect Christmas trees Jan. 8-12 and Jan. 15-19 — on regular trash day — for customers in trash districts that have yard waste collection service.
For more, visit dnrec.delaware.gov/yardwaste or call 739-9403, ext.1.