Done with your Christmas Tree? Here’s what to do with it in and around Ithaca.

The City of Ithaca has begun its annual Christmas Tree pickup program, and some other area towns and villages have their own pickups. Or, you can just bring it to the Tompkins County solid waste center.

Done with your Christmas tree, or keeping it up until Epiphany?

Done with your Christmas tree, or keeping it up until Epiphany?

In the City of Ithaca, put your tree out on the curb any day through the end of January. City staff say “We try to schedule tree pick up to coincide with trash pick up days,” but other duties like snow removal could shift the schedule. Go ahead and leave your tree at the curb until it’s picked up.

In the Town of Ithaca, you can put your tree out at the curb until January 17, or bring it to the Tompkins County solid waste center. Laura Pastore with the Town’s Public Works office says “We just ask that residents not put trees in storm water conveyance ditches.”

The Town of Lansing has no tree pickup service, but you can bring your tree to the Town Barns or the County solid waste center. For the Towns of Groton and Newfield, bring your trees to the solid waste center. The Village of Groton has pickup through January 14.

In the Villages of Cayuga Heights and Dryden, put your tree out any day until January 31.

The Village of Lansing is picking up all trees on Monday, January 9. Put your tree out before 7am.

The Village of Trumansburg is collecting once a week on Mondays through January, and you should put your tree out on Sunday night.

In the Town of Enfield, bring to the Enfield Highway Department at 475 Enfield Main Road, and in the Town of Ulysses, to the Town Barns in Jacksonville on Colegrove Road.

No matter where you are in Tompkins County, you’re welcome to bring your Christmas tree to the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center at 160 Commercial Ave in Ithaca’s southwest! Just bring it to the yard waste area when you get there. No charge!

Whatever you’re doing with your tree, please remove all lights, wiring, and decorations before setting it outside or bringing it to town or county sites! We suggest removing light strings outside, since your tree may shed!

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