Trees to be collected in January

Published 3:19 pm Friday, December 27, 2019

York County’s free Christmas tree curbside collection program begins Monday, Jan. 6, and continues through Friday, Jan. 10. Residents must place their tree at the roadside by 7 a.m. on Jan. 6 for collection during the week.

This program is available to all county communities, including those that do not subscribe to the county’s curbside collection programs. In order to provide this service to those communities not on a curbside collection program, the county’s Waste Management division requires:

  • approval from your homeowners’ association or community management group
  • a designated drop-off site within your community where residents can bring their trees. The designated site needs to be in a location with access for the large knuckle boom truck used for collections.

In addition to curbside collection, all York County residents, including non-subscribers, may deliver their Christmas trees to the VPPSA Compost Facility, 145 Goodwin Neck Road, from Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For curbside collection AND drop-off:

  • trees must not be placed in tree bags
  • all lights, tinsel, and ornaments must be removed
  • trees must be placed without a tree stand
  • trees larger than 6 feet should be cut in half

For more information or to schedule pickup in your neighborhood, please call the York County Waste Management Center at 890-3780 or send an email to