Holiday Tree & Wreath Collection: January 2–16

Residents who receive DC trash and recycling collection services are encouraged to place holiday trees and other greenery in curbside tree boxes—without ornaments or tinsel—no earlier than Saturday, January 1, and no later than Sunday, January 9.

Trees will be picked up during a special two-week collection and chipped. Tree chippings are added to leaves collected during leaf collection season to make compost, which is provided free of charge to residents during the spring, summer and fall.

Residents also can bring trees to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station January 2 - 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm weekdays and 8 am to 3 pm Saturdays for free tree chipping.

Trees not collected by January 16, should be placed with your regular trash. DPW will collect the trees, along with the regular trash, as truck space permits over the following weeks.


Anonymous said...

what is a treebox? what if your trash collection is usually in the back alley?

Ken said...

The "treebox" typically refers to the green space between the sidewalk and the roadway curb in front of your house.

You are encouraged to place the tree there, for mulching, even if your regular collection is in the alley.