PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Pinellas County press release
Residents are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees this holiday season. Recycled trees can be processed into useful mulch. To prepare Christmas trees for recycling, residents must remove all decorations, including hooks, garland, tinsel and lights.
It is important to not place the trees in a bag or trash can, but rather leave them loose for pick-up. Residents who live in apartments and condominiums should consult with their association or property managers for disposal instructions.
The following cities offer Christmas tree recycling:
Clearwater: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For information, call (727) 562-4920.
Dunedin: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 11. Residents without curbside collection may opt to plan a pick-up day with their association or property manager. For information, call (727) 298-3215.
Gulfport: Place tree at curb or alley for regularly scheduled Wednesday yard waste pick-up. For multifamily units, place tree near the dumpster without blocking access. Mulch from recycled trees will be made available to residents at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center located at 1617 49th St. S. For more information, call (727) 893-1089.
Indian Rocks Beach: Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. For information, call (727) 595-6889.
Largo: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For more information, call (727) 587-6760 or visitwww.largorecycles.com.
Madeira Beach: Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. For more information, call (727) 543-8154.
Oldsmar: Drop off at 107 Shore Drive W. (R.E. Olds Park), which is available seven days a week, dawn until dusk, from Wednesday, Dec. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 12. For more information, call (813) 749-1135.
Pinellas Park: Drop off at the city’s brush site located at 12950 40th St. N., Mondays to Saturdays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or place curbside to be collected with regular garbage. For more information, call (727) 369-0690.
Safety Harbor: Trees will be recycled with yard waste beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9.
St. Petersburg: Drop off at these brush sites:
- 1000 62nd Ave. N.E.
- 7750 26th Ave. N.
- 2500 26th Ave. S.
- 4015 Dr. MLK Jr. St. S.
- 2453 20th Ave. N.
Residents can also place tree at curbside by Friday, Jan. 11, for collection on Saturday, Jan. 12. If tree has not been collected by Jan. 12, call (727) 893-7398. Residents are asked to place the tree no closer than 3 feet beside the garbage container in the usual collection location (curb or alley).
Tarpon Springs: Drop off at Yard Waste facility located at 898 S. Levis Ave. for a fee or put out for curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For more information, call (727) 943-4837.
Treasure Island: Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. For more information, call (727) 547-4575, ext. 250.
The following cities do not offer Christmas tree recycling: Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shore, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Seminole, South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach. Trees will be picked up curbside. Although the tree will not be recycled, it will be collected and converted into energy at Pinellas County’s Waste-to-Energy Facility.
Residents of cities that do not offer tree recycling or residents living in unincorporated areas can recycle a tree by dropping it off at Pinellas County Solid Waste at 3095 114th Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. The cost is $3.00 per load for a maximum of five trees. The cost for six or more trees is $37.50 per ton. The facility is open Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 31, the facility is open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will be closed on Jan. 1, 2019, to observe the New Year’s holiday.
For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/solidwaste or call (727) 464-7500.