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How to dispose of your Christmas tree

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Bloomington Briefing Published November 18, 2022
Updated on November 18, 2022
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Christmas trees will be collected in 2023 during the weeks of January 2 – 6 and 9 – 13 for a fee of $11.26 per tree.  The trees crews collect will be mulched at a composting facility.

To prepare your tree for pickup, remove all decorations, wires and stands. Set out before 7 a.m. on your collection day, but no earlier than the day before pickup. Keep snow or ice off the tree. No plastic, compostable or other bags should be included.

Christmas trees can be collected outside of the designated weeks at a cost of $56.29. Call Utility Billing at 952-563-8726 to schedule a bulky item pickup. Visit for information.

Artificial trees cannot be recycled in the City’s recycling program. Public Works suggests residents consider donating artificial trees in good condition to charitable organizations in and around Bloomington.

Visit for a list of organizations that accept donations of artificial holiday trees.