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List of Christmas Tree Recycling Facilities Across Del.

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DOVER, Del.- Delawareans are encouraged to give their recycling spirit a boost after the holiday season by delivering their Christmas trees to one of many yard waste recycling facilities located throughout the state.

According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, many of the facilities will accept the trees for free; they are listed below. DNREC is also reminding state residents that Christmas trees are no longer accepted for recycling at any Delaware State Park locations. 

DNREC said Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling from Dec. 26 to Jan. 26, 2013, from families only at the facilities listed below. Trees will not be accepted from commercial haulers or tree vendors without prior approval. Artificial decorations, including hooks, wire, tinsel and ornaments, as well as wood and metal tree stands, must be removed from all trees before dropping them off for recycling.

Many entities also collect Christmas trees, including various waste haulers and landscapers. Your regular trash hauler may provide one-time collection for Christmas trees in January. For a partial listing of entities that collect Christmas trees and other yard waste go to: and click on "Yard waste collection options."

Christmas trees, stripped of all decorations and detached from tree stands, can be dropped off by Delaware residents for free at any of the following locations:

New Castle County

Polly Drummond Hill Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site

Located in the Pike Creek area on Polly Drummond Hill Road, about 1/2 mile north of Kirkwood Highway.

Hours: Daily 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.


Brookhill Yard Waste Site (new site, operated by Holland Mulch)

NOTE: Open Dec. 26 for Christmas tree drop-off only at this time.

1034 S. Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19702 (main Holland Mulch office phone: 302-765-3100)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon*

Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1


Copeland's Mulch Depot (free if the tree was purchased at Copeland's; otherwise $2)

2 Honeysuckle Drive, Stanton, DE 19804; (phone 302-633-9536)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.*

Closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 1


Holland Mulch

135 Hay Road, Edge Moor, DE 19809 (phone 302-765-3100)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon*

Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1


Wilmington Organic Recycling Center

612 Christiana Avenue, Wilmington, DE  19801 (phone 302-266-7678)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. – noon*

Closed Jan. 1


Sussex County

Blue Hen Organics

33529 Fox Run Road, Frankford, DE 19945 (phone 302-732-3211)

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed January 1


Grizzly's Landscape Supply Service

18412 The Narrow Road, Lewes, DE  19958 (phone 302-644-0654)

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed Jan. 1


Kaye Construction

22288 Coverdale Road, Seaford, DE 19973 (phone 302-629-7483)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*, Closed Dec. 26 through Jan. 1


Selbyville Pet and Garden Center (free for active customers within the last 6 months)

38205 DuPont Boulevard, Selbyville, DE 19975 (phone 302-436-8286)

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.*, Closed Jan. 1


Stockley Materials

25136 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947 (phone 302-856-7601)

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*, Closed Jan. 1


Sussex Tree Inc. Garden Center

20144 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes, DE  19958 (phone 302-645-6262)

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed Jan. 1

*Note: private businesses accepting trees may alter their hours of operation during the holidays.   

Facilities that charge a fee for dropping off other yard waste will continue to charge regular rates for recycling other yard waste during this time – only Christmas trees will be recycled for free.

Other locations throughout the state also accept Christmas trees for recycling for a fee. For information on all yard waste drop-off sites in Delaware, go to: and click "Yard waste drop-off options".

For more information about yard waste, visit DNREC's website, or call 302-739-9403.

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