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Post Date:12/23/2019 11:25 AM


You shopped, you partied, you gifted, maybe you even regifted. Now that the festivities are over, here’s what you need to know to deal with the post-holiday clean-up and reduce holiday waste.

Delray Beach is offering its residents the opportunity to recycle their live Christmas trees curbside. Simply remove all the decorations, lights and tinsel from your live Christmas tree and place it on the curb on your regularly-scheduled yard waste pick-up day.

If you do not have curbside pick-up, you can drop off your tree at one of three locations within the city from December 26 to January 15.

Delray Beach live tree drop-off locations:

  • Barwick Park, 735 Barwick Road
  • Orchard View Park, 4060 Germantown Road
  • Knowles Park, 1001 South Federal Highway

Pre-lit trees, artificial trees, tinsel and garlands should be discarded as trash. Holiday decorations, clothing and toys that are in good condition but no longer wanted can be donated to a local nonprofits, churches or shelters to be reused.

Palm Beach County residents can bring holiday lights and oversized flattened cardboard boxes to any of the seven Home Chemical and Recycling Centers for recycling. Visit for a list of locations.

Plastic bags, foam food trays and egg cartons can be recycled at most local supermarkets in special recycling bins. Items that have food or grease on them should go in the trash.

For more information on the Delray Beach Christmas Tree Recycling Program, contact the Neighborhood & Community Services Department at (561) 243-7203, extension 2.


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