The City of Wilmington Encourages Everyone to Recycle Christmas Trees

Posted on  01/17/2014 2:40 pm

The Department of Public Works (DPW) encourages City residents to recycle their Christmas trees for reuse, in order to prevent numerous trees from being disposed in the landfill.

DPW will grind the recycled trees into wood chips. The wood chips are used by the City during the spring season as cover for city parks and other properties. Wood chips also are used by the City to cover vacant properties that have become eyesores because of overgrown grass and weeds. Wood chips hinder the growth of grass and weeds and thus prevent properties from becoming further overgrown and unsightly.

Recycling options:

Saturday Option

The DPW has scheduled two special Christmas tree collections on Saturday, January 18 for east of I-95 and on Saturday, January 25 for west of I-95.

  • Call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878 first to inform them you have a Christmas tree to pick up.
  • Remove all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, and stand.
  • Place your Christmas tree on the curb the night before your pickup date depending on the your location.

Special Pickup

If the Saturday option is not convenient for you, call the Public Works Call Center at (302) 576-3878 to request a special pickup.

For more information about recycling your Christmas tree please call the Department of Public Works Call center at (302) 576-3878.