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Christmas Tree Recycling in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Christmas Tree Recycling in Gaithersburg, Maryland

 

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Set your Christmas tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling collection day.

Christmas trees are given a new life after being composted or chipped for mulch, so keep the tree in a natural state.

  • Remove the stand and all decorations, including lights, ornaments, tinsel, and garland. Be sure there is no metal attached to the tree.
  • Remove any plastic bags from your tree.

"Live" Christmas trees with root balls and artificial trees cannot be collected as yard trim.

You can also recycle branches and needles at home by placing them under trees and shrubs as a temporary winter mulch -- or chop them up and add them to your compost pile!

 

Ornament on our Christmas Tree IMG 7549 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Ornament on our Christmas Tree IMG 7549
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 13 commentsRoy Kelley • December 26 2018 06:29PM

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Residents of apartments and condominiums: check with your property manager or representative for specific recycling instructions.

Property managers of apartments and condominiums: if your residents are permitted to have live Christmas trees in their units, make arrangements in advance for special collections. Christmas trees must be recycled per Montgomery County Executive Regulation 1-15.

  • Contact your solid waste/recycling collector or landscaping contractor to schedule special pick-ups in December and January; confirm with the collector that the trees will be mulched. Or, self-haul the trees to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.
  • Notify your residents of the special collection schedule so they know when and where to bring their trees, wreaths, and roping. Trees must not be placed in roll-off containers with bulk trash and other debris.
  • Keep records, including the number of collections, pounds of material collected (or number of trees collected), and to where the material was taken so you can complete your Annual Recycling and Waste Reduction Report. Your contractor should be able to provide you with this information.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Roy,

What a great notice for your community tree pickup.  I just received one from our trash collectors.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day, and I have a feeling that Chef Dolores outdid herself! Cheers, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 months ago

Thank you for sharing this helpful information for those in your area.  

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) about 2 months ago

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday yesterday - and best wishes for a great 2019!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) about 2 months ago

Hopefullylots of people will take advantage of this opportunity Roy. Recycling allow trees to come full circle instead just ending up in a landfill somewhere.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 months ago

When we had real Christmas trees we would recycle. Now, we use only artificial trees.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) about 2 months ago

Great Green tip for recycling Christmas trees Roy Kelley much better than having them go to landfills.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 2 months ago

You may wish to visit an join this Facebook group....

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Good morning Roy.  I hope everyone will dispose of their Christmas Trees responsibly.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 months ago

This is another Facebook group that you may wish to join...

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Good information for people to know about Roy Kelley.  Now that was a picture of a big tree.

 

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

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