All live trees will be made into compost and mulch.
To be eligible for pickup, trees must:
- be placed at the edge of the property, at least 3 feet from trash and recycling carts on your regular trash/recycling day.
- be removed of any supports, electrical wiring, lights, tinsel, ornaments or other decorations.
- be cut into sections no more than 5 feet tall.
- not be covered in a plastic bag.
- not flocked (the chemical component in flocking prevents composting).
Another option for live tree disposal is the self-serve drop off service available at Environmental Services, 6616 Walnut St., Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The same guidelines for curbside pickup trees apply to the self-serve drop off site.
The city’s service provider, Progressive, will collect flocked trees as part of free monthly bulk trasg pickup. Residents need to call 972-292-5900 to arrange a pickup.
The Environmental Services offices and the Environmental Collection Center will be closed Jan. 1 for the holiday. Trash/recycling services will also be moved back a day. All trash normally picked up Jan. 1 will be picked up Jan. 2.