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Recycle your Christmas tree

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Bloomington Briefing Published December 1, 2021
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During the holiday season, you can help Mother Nature by recycling your (nature-grown) Christmas tree. The organic material will be mulched at a composting facility. Composting trees is much better for the environment than sending them to landfills.

Christmas trees will be collected in 2022 during the weeks of January 3 – 7 and 10 – 14. During tree collection weeks, a fee of $10.93 per tree will appear on your next utility bill. 

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. 

Recycling your Christmas tree any other time of the year will cost $54.65. Call Utility Billing at
952-563-8726 to schedule a bulky item pickup. Visit blm.mn/garbage for information.

Artificial trees

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
blm.mn/donate for a list of organizations that accept donations of artificial Christmas trees.