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How to recycle your Christmas tree properly

Posted at 12:00 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 14:00:18-05

Lorna Vogt, Sanitation Director for Salt Lake City shared some easy tips for residents to properly get rid of their Christmas tree.

  • Residents are encouraged to recycle their trees, free of lights and decorations.
  • Put your tree in the brown curbside compost can.
  • Beginning Monday, January 11 and running through Friday, January 22, Salt Lake City will also collect holiday trees placed at the curb.
  • Trees must be placed at the curb before January 11 to guarantee pickup and composting.
  • All holiday trees collected in the brown compost can and curbside will be processed at the Salt Lake Valley Landfill where they will be recycled into mulch for public use.
  • More information is available at or by calling (801) 535-6999.