Christmas Tree Disposal


COLLECTION of REAL Christmas trees is the week of January 6-9, 2020. This is the only free pickup weekIf 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 6th.
  • 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 accessible via the Elm Avenue driveway behind Giant. The facility will accept REAL TREES ONLY on TBD– – 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ONLY. 

Users of the yard waste facility must enter via the Elm Avenue driveway.

  • 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.