Notes From the Field: Recycle Your Christmas Tree Quickly Email 1-4-18 Don’t let your Christmas tree turn orange in the street! After the holidays, set your Christmas tree on the curb quickly. Your trash service provider will pick up your unflocked, metal- and plastic-free tree free of charge between December 26 – January 15. Please, any trees over 6 feet tall must be cut in half for pickup. If you miss this deadline, you will have to cut your tree up and put it in your green waste cart. Learn more about what to do with Christmas trees, or read more Notes From the Field.