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Posted on: January 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Burlington County offering Christmas Tree recycling at Resource Recovery Complex

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Ornaments and decorations are getting packed away, but some families wonder what to do with their Christmas tree now that the holidays are over.

The Burlington County Commissioners are encouraging residents to bring their live Christmas trees to the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence to be chipped and composted.

The County’s free “Treecycle” service is offered at the complex Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays from 7 AM to noon.

The complex cannot recycle artificial, bagged or flocked trees.  All stands, lights, tinsel, wires, ornaments and garland must also be removed. 

Holiday lights should not be discarded in recycling cans but can also be brought to the Resource Recovery Complex to be recycled. 

Burlington County Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion said recycling your discarded tree and unwanted lights is an environmentally friendly way to start off the new year.

“With the holidays now over, many residents are now packing up their holiday decorations and taking down their trees,” said Pullion, the liaison to the Department of Solid Waste and Recycling. “We want to remind everyone that our County’s treecycling service is available free of charge. It’s a sustainable way to ring in 2022 and it also helps save money for our municipalities by reducing the amount of waste entering our landfill.”

More than 69 million pounds of recyclables have been collected from Burlington County towns this year, saving those towns and their taxpayers over $3 million in landfill fees.

Several municipalities also offer curbside collection and/or a drop off for discarded trees. Residents should contact their local town to verify when collections occur and any special requirements or restrictions.

Information about curbside tree collections is also available on the county’s Recycling Coach app. The free app has information about the County’s recycling program and accepted materials, as well as updates and alerts about collection schedules for each town and tips and advice about recycling.

The Recycling Coach app can be downloaded from iTunes or the GooglePlay app store. 

For more information, call 609-499-1001, ext. 271 or 272 or email

“Burlington County collects recycling in all 40 of our towns and we’re one of the only counties in New Jersey to provide this service free-of-charge. It is a proven property tax saver that we’re extremely proud of, but we need our residents to help out by taking the time to recycle the right materials properly,” Pullion said. “Downloading the Recycling Coach app is a great way to stay up to date with the recycling schedule and to understand exactly what can and cannot be recycled.”

Local curbside Christmas tree collection information (not all towns are listed and residents are encouraged to verify with local municipality):

Important - Trees are chipped into mulch - so only the "bare" tree can be recycled.  

No Flocked Trees, no tree stands, bagged trees,  lights, ornaments, garland and tinsel!



Collection Information


Curbside pickup in January

Bordentown City

Curbside pickup after Christmas day through January. Wednesdays encouraged (brush day) 

Bordentown Twp.

Curbside pickup in January. 

Burlington City

Curbside pickup second week of January to January 31st. Call DPW for pickup: 609-386-0754. Trees can also be brought to Public Works recycling center Wed. and Sat. 7am-2pm at 850 Jacksonville Road. Recycling center also open Jan 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13 from 7am-2pm special hours.

Burlington Twp.

Curbside pickup daily in January. Trees placed curbside after January will be collected with normal branch collection. Trees can also be brought to Compost Site at 902 Lake Avenue. Call 609-239-5909 for questions.


NO curbside collection. Residents may bring trees to the Municipal Recycling Center (Tues/Thurs 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 8:00am-3:00pm.)   


Curbside pickup starting second week of January. Trees can also be brought to Public Works convenience center at 1601 Union Landing Road. Questions call Public Works at 856-826-6703


Curbside pickup second week of January (9th-13th). 


Curbside pickup for 4 weeks after Christmas. Program will end sooner if volume diminishes  


Curbside pickup starting January 9th. Questions call Public Works at 609-267-5723 ext. 210.

Edgewater Park

Curbside pickup by trash company. 


Curbside pickup by zone. Place tree curbside on the Monday of your zone's collection week.                                                                                                                                               Zone 1 (Mon. trash route) – Jan. 17th- Jan. 20th 
Zone 2 (Tues. trash route) – Jan. 17th- Jan. 20th 
Zone 3 (Wed. trash route) – Jan. 23rd- Jan. 27th 
Zone 4 (Thurs. trash route) – Jan. 23rd- Jan. 27th                                                                                                               


No specific days for pickup


Curbside pickup starting in December. 


Curbside pickup every Monday in January. If township is closed on Monday, collection will be Tuesday. Schedule available on website and mobile app. Questions call 609-267-2730


Curbside pickup for residential homes during 3rd full week of the month on scheduled trash day. Also, random curbside collection until April 1st. Apartment home areas: stack trees by trash/recycling corrals. All residents may bring trees to public works yard 1st & 3rd Sat. of the month (7:30am-1:30pm.) 


Curbside pickup on January 10th and January 24th. Place trees curbside by 6am for pickup. 

Maple Shade

Curbside collection January 3rd - January 31st.

Medford Bor.

Curbside pickup starting January 23rd by district zones order 1, 2, 3, 4

Medford Twp.

Curbside pickup starting Monday, Jan. 30th for two-week period on regular scheduled trash days; weather permitting. Dispose sooner at DPW yard (2 Commonwealth Drive- M-F 7am-2pm)


Curbside pickup during regular Brush Collection Schedule. 

Mt. Holly

Curbside pickup after Christmas. No pickup day- about once a week. 

Mt. Laurel

No curbside collection. Residents may bring trees to the Municipal Recycling Center (Tues/Thurs 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat 8:00am-3:00pm.) 

New Hanover

Curbside pickup in January


Picked up curbside in January

Pemb. Twp.

Curbside pickup with regular trash or bring to Public Works yard for recycling


Curbside pickup in January. 


Curbside pickup on brush pickup days throughout January and February.


Curbside pickup one day only - January 14th. (Boy Scout community service day, donations appreciated.)


Call 609-859-2736 for curbside pickup between Jan. 9th and Feb. 28th. Callers will be placed on a list and trees will be collected accordingly


Curbside pickup in January


Curbside pickup in January (sporadic pickups - no schedule)  


Curbside pickup starting January 16th on scheduled trash days


Curbside pickup on January 2nd and January 9th. Not super strict- will collect trees if left out earlier or later. 




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