Christmas Tree Recycling


The following are some suggested Christmas Tree Drop-Offs. All trees must be contaminant-free. No tree stands or plastic (including bags), wire, ornaments, lights, nails, tinsel, etc. may remain on the trees. No yard waste is accepted.

1. Lancaster County Central Park – main entrance located along Chesapeake Street, Lancaster. Call the Park Office at 717-299-8215 during regular business hours for additional information and instructions. Trees may be dropped off daily from December 26 through January 31 dawn to dusk. Mulch will be available free to the public beginning January 4 on a first come, first served basis. Persons desiring free mulch should provide their own pitchfork or shovel and a bag or trailer for transporting the mulch. There is a three (3) tree per vehicle limit and a $1.00/tree donation is requested and appreciated to support the Dr. John Moss Native Tree Nursery in the park. Not for commercial collection.

2. Martin Mulch Products – located at 55 Woodcrest Drive, Ephrata. Call 717-733-1602 with questions. Trees may be dropped off Monday through Saturday between dawn and dusk. Single trees are $2.00 each; the price varies for larger deliveries.
3. Zeager Brothers – located at 4000 East Harrisburg Pike, Middletown. Call 717-944-7481 with questions. Trees may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 6 am and 6 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am until noon. No charge. Zeager Brothers will be closed for business on December 25 and January 1.

Many municipalities offer curbside collection of trees through their contract program; other municipalities offer drop-off locations for residents. CLICK HERE for a list of participating municipalities. Residents are encouraged to contact their municipal office for more information about programs in their community.