Recycle Christmas Trees at Garrett County Landfill

The Garrett County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling would like to invite Garrett County residents to participate in Christmas tree recycling at the Garrett County landfill location during January and February.

Trees will be accepted for recycling during the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday, at the landfill location at 3118 Oakland Sang Run Road, Oakland, Maryland.

Christmas tree recycling is available to Garrett County residents free of charge. A residential disposal permit is not required to participate in this program or any other recycling program in Garrett County.

Christmas trees may also be recycled at home by placing cut branches and needles under trees and shrubs as temporary winter mulch — or by chopping them up and adding them to your compost pile.

Please remove all tinsel, garland, and ornaments before recycling Christmas trees at home or the landfill location.

Remember that a refuse permit is not required to recycle at any of the seven refuse & recycling sites, including the landfill. Additionally, Garrett County businesses are encouraged to recycle at all seven refuse & recycling sites.

Please contact the office at 301-334-7492 or email the Recycling Coordinator, Kimberly Madigan at with any questions.