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Sullivan County Recycles Christmas Trees

a close up of a christmas tree

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is pleased to announce that it will once again accept retired natural Christmas trees at no charge from Sullivan County residents, businesses and visitors at the end of this Holiday season.

For individuals with access to backyards and open spaces, strategically-placed, spent Christmas trees offer welcome cover during the winter months for birds and wildlife. Residents, businesses and visitors with limited access to open space, however, are encouraged to take their trees to any Sullivan County Recycling & Transfer Station for FREE disposal.

Sullivan County Division of Public Works employees will chip the trees for use as mulch in County parks, landscaping and beautification projects. Repurposing wood chips in this manner helps to conserve natural resources and enhance the appearance of the County. 

“This is a great opportunity to be a part of a Holiday tradition in Sullivan County, knowing that your tree beautified our communities and will continue to bring value and enjoyment to people who live and visit here,” said District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, chair of the Legislature’s Public Works Committee. “It’s also the perfect way to make an important statement about recycling.”

For additional information about waste reduction strategies reuse and recycling, as well as transfer station hours of operation, please contact the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling at 845-807-0290.