Christmas tree recycling begins December 28

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 9:24am

The Town of Wake Forest is encouraging residents to make recycling a holiday tradition by recycling their Christmas trees. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, the Town will collect and recycle live Christmas trees from residential homes according to its normal yard waste collection schedule.

All Wake Forest residents whose trash and recycling are collected by the Town may participate in the “Treecycling” program. To recycle your Christmas tree, simply remove all decorations, tinsel, nails, stands and bags from the tree and set it behind the curb for collection. Residents are reminded that artificial trees cannot be recycled.

By recycling Christmas trees, Wake Forest saves valuable space at the landfill.

The collected trees will be ground into mulch and made available for free to residents upon request. Orders for mulch are currently being accepted. To request mulch, contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9573 or

For more information about Christmas tree recycling contact the Public Works Department at or 919-435-9570