Now that Christmas has come and gone, Monroe County is offering free tree recycling. Christmas trees received at these locations will be ground into wood chips for use as landscape mulch. Certain locations may also offer these wood chips to residents. Please remove all decorations, plastic bags, wires and nails from trees to avoid damaging mulching equipment.All county residents can drop trees off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at Terry Tree Service, 225 Ballantyne Road, Chili during the month of January.
Some towns offer eurbside pickup of trees. See what services your town will provide:
The city's materials giveback facility, Ferrano and Colfax streets. CobbsHillRecreationCenter, Lake Riley Lodge east parking lot. GeneseeValleyPark, tennis court parking lot. NortonVillage recreation parking lot, opposite 331 Waring Road.
Brighton: Curbside in January; chips available. Chili: Drop off trees at highway department, 3235 Chili Ave. in January; curbside pickup and chips available. Clarkson: Drop off trees on any day at highway department, or on Saturdays in January at the transfer station on Redman Road; chips available April through October. Gates: Normal weekly collection with brush pickup. Greece: Curbside collection twice in January, or trees can be dropped off at 635 Flynn Road from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and weekends; chips available. Hamlin: Drop off trees at 91 Railroad Ave., just past highway garage, through January. Henrietta: Drop off trees at TinkerNaturePark, 1525 Calkins Road, behind the barn, before Jan. 10. Irondequoit: Drop off trees at HelmerNatureCenter, 154 Pinegrove Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 8. Mendon: Drop off trees at highway department, 101 Semmel Road. Ogden: Curbside or in front of old highway garage, 2432 Union St. Parma: Drop off trees at highway garage, 51 Henry St. Perinton: Curbside, or bring trees to HighAcresRecyclingCenter, 425 Perinton Parkway, through January from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Penfield: Drop off trees at highway department, 1607 Jackson Road. Pittsford: Curbside. Riga/Churchville: Drop off trees at SprucewoodNatureCenter behind ChurchvilleElementary School. Rush: Drop off trees at former town transfer station on Stony Brook Road. Sweden: Curbside through January. Webster: Drop off trees at the town garage, 1005 Picture Parkway, until Feb. 28. Wheatland: Drop off trees at the town garage, 1822 Scottsville-Mumford Road, until Jan. 25.
Brockport: Curbside. East Rochester: Curbside. Fairport: Curbside. Hilton: Curbside. HoneoyeFalls: Curbside through January. Pittsford: Curbside; chips available. Scottsville: Curbside through January. Spencerport: Curbside through February. Webster: Curbside first week of January and first week of February; chips available.