Each year, Baltimore County offers curbside pick up of Christmas trees for residents, and takes them to be recycled.

Tree pick up will begin the week of January 10, 2011, and to ensure your tree is taken, it must be placed out at the curb by January 15. They will not be collecting from alleys, so even if you live in a neighborhood like Rodgers Forge, where trash is generally collected from the alley, make sure your tree is out in front of your house at the curb.

Baltimore County officials also caution to make sure that there are no decorations on the tree, so if you have tinsel or anything of that sort, it must all be removed before placing out for collection.

Should you miss the collection, you can also take your tree to one of three places in order to have it recycled & made into mulch.

Those locations are: Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility off Warren Road in Cockeysville, Western Acceptance Facility in Halethorpe, and Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility in White Marsh off Pulaski Highway.

So, if you had a real tree for Christmas, just make sure to have it taken down by the 10th to ensure it can have a second life as mulch for the County!

Happy New Year!


**HERE IS THE INFORMATION FOR Baltimore County Tree Collection 2012**