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Christmas tree (natural)

Disposal options

Natural, unadorned Christmas trees are accepted year-round at:

  • These CSWD Drop-Off locations ONLY: 
    • Williston – trailers and dumping mechanisms are allowed at this facility
    • Essex  – NO trailers or dumping mechanisms allowed at this facility
    • Milton – NO dumping mechanisms allowed at this facility
    • No other facilities are accepting trees except the ones listed above. 

Alternative drop-off location: 

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.

Cost

  • 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

 

Notes

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.

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