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Christmas Tree Recycling Available

Last Updated on Dec 31, 2020 at 11:08am | Solid Waste and Recycling
The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling would like to invite Garrett County residents to participate in Christmas tree recycling at the Garrett County landfill location during the months of January and February.
 
Trees will be accepted for recycling during the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, at the landfill location at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, Maryland.
 
Christmas tree recycling is available to Garrett County residents free of charge. A residential disposal permit is not required to participate in this program or any other recycling program in Garrett County.
 
Christmas trees may also be recycled at home by placing cut branches and needles under trees and shrubs as a temporary winter mulch -- or by chopping them up and adding them to your compost pile.
 
Please remove all tinsel, garland, and ornaments before recycling Christmas trees at home or at the landfill location.
 
Also, remember that a refuse permit is not required to recycle at any of the seven refuse & recycling sites, including the landfill. Additionally, Garrett County businesses are encouraged to participate in the recycling programs offered by the county. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 301 387 0322 or email kmadigan@garrettcounty.org.
 
Note the holiday operating hours for the refuse collection sites and landfill are:
 
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - New Year’s Eve:
All collection sites are closed
The landfill, located at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Friday, January 1, 2021 - New Year’s Day:
All collection sites are closed
The landfill is closed