Durham Extends Free Curbside Christmas Tree Collections

DURHAM, N.C. – The City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department is extending by one week its free service to collect live Christmas trees.

Due to the suspension of yard waste services during the recent inclement weather, the department is extending its curbside collection of trees until Saturday, February 13. Customers must place their trees on their curb no later than 7 a.m. on Thursday, February 11 to ensure collection by Saturday, February 13. Customers who have already placed their trees on the curb will continue to be picked up through February 13.

 Requirements for tree disposal are as follows:

  • Trees taller than six feet should be cut in half.
  • Remove all decorations and hardware, including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands.
  • Do not place trees in bags. The department has also extended free drop-off of trees until Saturday, February 13 at the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, located at 2115 E. Club Blvd. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Trees will be accepted at the facility at no charge until February 13. Trees dropped off after February 13 will be subject to the usual disposal fees.For information contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 or visit the City’s Solid Waste Management Department Web pageAbout the City of Durham Solid Waste Management Department

The Solid Waste Management Department promotes and supports a high quality of life for the residents of Durham by providing comprehensive, responsive, environmentally-safe, efficient, and cost-effective solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal programs. Department services include roll-out cart collection, cart delivery and repair service, cardboard collection, yard waste collection, waste reduction and recycling, bulky item pick-up, and disposal services. The departmental supports the City’s Strategic Plan by providing professional management that contributes to creating thriving, livable neighborhoods as well as an innovative and high-performing organization.