Christmas Tree Disposal


COLLECTION of REAL Christmas trees is the week of January 7-10, 2019. This is the only free pickupIf you miss the free collection week, you must purchase and attach to the tree a RED extra service tag.

  • Collection takes place on your regularly scheduled trash day.
  • Do not put real trees out before January 7th.
  • This free special collection week applies to real Christmas trees ONLY. Artificial trees are not included.
  • If you want to put your real tree out before the start of the free collection week, it MUST have a RED extra service tag attached.
  • ALL decorations must be removed. Tree should not be in a bag.
  • Artificial trees can be put out with the trash, and MUST have a RED extra service tag attached. ALL decorations must be removed. Tree should not be in a bag.
  • Red Tags – $4.00 each, are purchased at the township office.


DROP OFF real Christmas trees at the township yard waste facility–1357 Meadowcreek LaneThe facility will accept REAL TREES ONLY on Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4, 2019, and Monday, January 7 to Friday, January 11, 2019– – 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ONLY. 

Users of the yard waste facility must enter via the Elm Avenue driveway and exit onto Meadowcreek Lane. 

  • ALL decorations must be removed.
  • Tree is NOT to be in a bag.
  • Absolutely NO artificial trees.
  • Absolutely NO yard waste.
  • This drop-off service is for Lancaster Township Residents ONLY.


Information below provided by LCSWMA.

RECYCLE your real tree. The following are some suggested Christmas tree drop-off locations for individual residents, haulers, businesses, and municipalities. In order for your tree to be recycled, ALL decorations must be removed, and tree should not be in a bag. No tree stands or plastic (including bags), wire, ornaments, lights, tinsel or other decorations may remain on the trees.

1. Lancaster County Central Park – main entrance located along Chesapeake Street, Lancaster. Call the Park Office at (717) 299-8215 for information. 

2. Martin Mulch Products – located at 55 Woodcrest Drive, Ephrata. Call (717) 733-1602 for information. 

3. Zeager Brothers – located at 4000 East Harrisburg Pike, Middletown. Call (717) 944-7481 for information.