How to dispose of — or recycle — that Christmas tree

christmas tree on curb

Whether you keep your tree up through the new year or take it down the day after Christmas, there is still the question of how to dispose of it properly.

Christmas trees will be collected by the City of Asheville according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments, and stands prior to placing the trees to the curb for collection.


Residents can drop off Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations:


  • Buncombe County Landfill (81 Panther Branch Road)
  • Private Yard Waste Facilities


Residents wishing to dispose of artificial Christmas trees must call 828-251-1122 to request collection.