Free Live Tree Recycling

Montgomery County Solid Waste District Offers Free Live Tree Recycling

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District, a division of Montgomery County Environmental Services, is hosting its annual live tree recycling drive through January 31, 2020.

For no charge, County residents may bring up to three live trees, per vehicle, to the Montgomery County Transfer & Recycling Facility located at 1001 Encrete Lane in Moraine, OH. Any additional trees and trash will be accepted at standard disposal rates.

Trees should be free of ornaments, garland, stands, tree skirts, nails and plastic bags. The Solid Waste District will use its in-house yard waste grinder to process the trees before sending them off-site to be mulched.

“The holidays are so busy, and many may not think about how live trees are biodegradable, recyclable and compostable,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge. “This program not only gives residents a convenient outlet to dispose of their trees, but also encourages them to think about the environment during the holidays. Making trees into mulch is a simple way to reduce landfill waste and reuse live trees in a creative way.”

The Montgomery County Transfer & Recycling Facility is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For additional information about the Holiday Tree Recycling Program, please visit www.mcswd.org or call (937) 225-4999 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.