Frederick County, City Christmas Tree Recycling Programs Begin Dec. 26th

The trees will be ground up into mulch.


Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County’s and the City of Frederick’s  Christmas Tree Recycling programs will get underway on December 26th. .

If you purchased a live tree, you can drop it off at one of seven locations around the county:


*Reichs Ford Road Yard Waste Recycling Site – 9031 Reichs Ford RD, Frederick, MD 21704

*Ballenger  Creek Park (second parking lot on the left) – 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

*Kemptown Park (lower left parking lot) – 3456B Kemptown Church RD, Monrovia, MD 21770

*Middletown Park Recycling Center (gravel lot by maintenance shop road) – 7628 Coblentz RD, Middletown, MD 21769

*Point of Rocks Ruritan Club (left side of parking lot) – 1637 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD 21777

*Eyler Road Park (fenced area on right) – 30 Eyler RD, Thurmont, MD 21788

*Heritage Farm Park (yard trimmings collection site) – 9224 Devilbiss Bridge RD, Walkersville, MD 21793


The City of Frederick is also setting up drop off sites for live Christmas Trees:

*Harry Grove Stadium lower parking lot

*Husky Park Yard 2 on Highland Street

*Tasker’s Chance parking lot on Key Parkway behind Westridge Shopping Center

* Max Kehne parking lot on West Seventh Street


Residents need to remove tinsel, ornaments, lights, tree stands, and plastic ties before dropping them off.

The trees will be ground up into mulch  which can be used for soil temperature moderation, moisture and water retention, weed reduction and recycling nutrients. In addition, city and county officials say, it saves space at the landfill..

The County’s drop off sites will be in operation until January 26th; the City of Frederick will keep its drop off locations open until January 31st.


By Kevin McManus