Recycling Christmas Trees

Published on Dec 27, 2017 at 08:56a.m.

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Since 1988, the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority (CMCMUA) has been recycling natural, decoration-free Christmas trees into a wonderfully scented mulch capable of evoking joyous memories of the Holiday Season.  Beginning Saturday, February 10, 2018, mulch from chipped Christmas trees will be available to Cape May County residents free of charge at the CMCMUA’s Transfer Station in Burleigh and at the Landfill Complex in Woodbine.

All Cape May County municipalities provide a Christmas tree collection service; however, collection schedules vary from town to town.  Check with your municipality for the most current pickup schedule; a tentative collection schedule appears below.  Municipalities, county residents, businesses, and vendors who have unsold Christmas trees, can deliver Christmas trees to the CMCMUA Landfill Complex in Woodbine or the Transfer Station in Burleigh free of charge until January 31, 2018.

Stands and all decorations must be removed from Christmas trees.  If your tree is in a bag while taking it to the curb, please remove the bag and dispose of the bag in your trash.  Live, flocked (fluffy snow-like coating) evergreen trees are included in the recycling program.  Wreaths, garlands, and other similar Christmas decorations are not included.

This will be the 29th year for the CMCMUA Christmas tree recycling program.  Last year, 57 tons of Christmas trees became mulch.  Since the program began, a total of 2,166    tons, or an estimated 123,781 trees, have been recycled.  Christmas trees are accepted each year during the Holiday Season without charge in order to provide material for the Christmas tree mulch.  The estimated cost avoidance of this program to date is $165,396.

For additional information please contact Lyn Crumbock at:
465-9026 or crumbockls@cmcmua.com

Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Municipal Collection Schedule
January 2018

Municipality Christmas Tree Pick-up Schedule
Avalon Trees picked up as they appear at curbside once per week until the end of January 2018.
Cape May City Trees picked up as they appear at curbside once per week until the end of January 2018.
Cape May Point Trees picked up as they appear at curbside once per week until the end of January 2018.
Dennis Township Mon. 1/8/18 trash route Area 1, Tues. 1/9/18 trash route Area 2, Wed. 1/10/18 trash route Area 3, Thur. 1/11/18,trash route Area 4.
**ALL DECORATIONS REMOVED** Dennis Township chips their Christmas trees for mulch.
Lower Township Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
Middle Township Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
North Wildwood Trees picked up curbside every week on the 1st trash collection day until the end of January 2018.
Ocean City Trees picked up at curbside daily until the end of January 2018. No bagged trees and remove decorations.
Sea Isle City Trees collected every Friday until the end of January 2018.
Stone Harbor Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
Upper Township Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
West Cape May Trees picked up at curbside on Mondays until the end of January 2018.
West Wildwood Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
Wildwood Trees picked up as they appear at curbside until the end of January 2018.
Wildwood Crest Trees picked up at curbside daily until the end of January 2018.
Woodbine Trees picked up at curbside daily until the end of January 2018.
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