Natural, unadorned Christmas trees are accepted year-round at:
- These CSWD Drop-Off locations ONLY:
Alternative drop-off location:
- Burlington Electric Department’s McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot
Natural trees collected at CSWD Drop-Off Centers are taken to the Williston Drop-off Center for grinding. The chips are used in the compost process at Green Mountain Compost. Natural trees collected at the McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot are used as fuel to produce electricity.
- Williston location: no charge for any amount in the months of December and January.
- Essex, Milton, Richmond: up to 3 trees, no charge; $5/tree beyond that, through the months of December and January.
- Decorated Trees: $1 per foot in height. These trees will be landfilled.
At McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot:
- No charge (unadorned natural trees only)
Limitations, regulations and other specifications
In all months other than December and January, regular limits and fees for natural wood apply at all facilities.
Larger loads should go to the McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot.
All trees must meet the following conditions:
- 8 foot length limit
- No ornaments, tinsel, lights, or any artificial material
- No bags or other wrapping around trees
- No tree stands
Natural trees collected at CSWD Drop-Off Centers are taken to McNeil Wood & Yard Waste Depot to be used as fuel to produce electricity, or chipped then taken to Green Mountain Compost.