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For Immediate Release:
December 24, 2014
Media Contact:
Gayle Love
[email protected]

Frank Calderon
[email protected]

Make mulch, not waste: Recycle your Christmas tree!

(MIAMI, December 24, 2014) – Beginning Friday, December 26, 2014, residents who receive curbside waste collection service from Miami-Dade County can recycle their Christmas trees by taking them to one of the County’s Trash and Recycling Centers* (TRCs) or the West Miami-Dade Home Chemical Collection Center.  

All trees brought in for recycling must be free of tree stands, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations. The trees will be converted into mulch, available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in early February, 2015.

Trees can be brought in for recycling to one of the locations listed below.

Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

*Christmas trees will not be accepted at the Chapman Field Trash and Recycling Center.

Home Chemical Collection Center (open 7 days a week for tree drop off only, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through January 9, normal hours and days thereafter)

Christmas Tree Mulch Availability

Christmas tree mulch will be available at the following six locations beginning in early February 2015, for residents to pick up using their own bags or containers, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

For a listing of Christmas tree drop-off locations and hours, mulch availability locations, and additional Christmas tree disposal options call 3-1-1 or visit the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department website at **

**The last day to place trees at the curbside for pick-up is Friday, January 9, 2015. Please visit the website or call 3-1-1 for details. 

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call 305-375-4662 at least five days in advance.