Jan 7, 2022 - Things to Do

How to dispose of your Christmas tree in the Twin Cities

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Undecking your halls this January? Here's how to dispose of your tree.

State of play: St. Paul residents can leave one live Christmas tree next to their garbage bins on their collection day until Jan. 15.

  • They can also drop it at one of the four Ramsey County yard waste sites for free.
  • Artificial and real trees that are over 6 feet tall or heavier than 20 pounds are excluded from pick-up, but could be collected for an additional fee. Call your hauler.

Meanwhile, Minneapolis residents can leave Christmas trees next to their garbage bins.

  • If your tree is over 6 feet, you'll have to cut it in half.
  • Fake trees can be put in the garbage.

Live somewhere else? Check with your local waste management division.

Be smart: Don't forget to remove all lights and decorations!

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