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Christmas Trees & Wreaths

Reuse  For artificial trees and wreaths still in good condition, there are many reuse and donation opportunities.  


Real Christmas trees and wreaths with wires removed are banned from household garbage. Most garbage haulers offer pick-up service 1–3 weeks after Christmas. Some garbage haulers require residents schedule a pick-up time. Call your garbage hauler for details.

Residents can also drop off real Christmas trees and wreaths at a local compost site.

Trees and wreaths for composting or garbage pick-up, must have all of the following removed:
  • Ornaments
  • Lights
  • Tinsel
  • Stands
  • Plastic bags
  • Metal/wire



Artificial wreaths and trees that cannot be reused and real wreaths with wire may be placed in the garbage.

Information on this page applies to households ONLY. Different rules may apply to businesses in Dakota County.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 5:41 AM