Holiday cleanup is a breeze in Allen! Here's how to get rid of Christmas trees and extra trash.
Trash and recycling will not be collected on these six holidays when they fall on a weekday; collection will slide one day after the holiday, ending with Saturday collection. New year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Extra Trash Collection after Christmas
CWD will collect up to five extra bags of trash on your first collection day after Christmas. Place the bags at your collection point, at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts.
Curbside Christmas Tree Collection
Natural Christmas trees, up to six feet tall, will be picked up through January 11 on your assigned trash collection day. Place trees at your collection point at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts. Because these trees will be composted, they must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and hooks; stands must be removed. If your tree is over six feet tall, you may cut it in half for collection.
After January 11, residents may cut natural Christmas trees into four-foot bundles, weighing no more than 40 lbs., and place the tied bundles at their trash collection point for pickup in Allen’s yard waste collection program. Bundles must be in place by 7 a.m. on your designated trash collection day, at least two feet away from trash and recycling carts.
DIY Tree Disposal
Residents may also take natural Christmas trees to the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station and Wood Grinding Facility (9901 Custer Road, Plano) for disposal. Residents must bring their most recent water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address in order to enter the facility.
Because flocked trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. Residents can dispose of flocked trees at the NTMWD Custer Road Transfer Station (9901 Custer Road). You must bring your most recent water bill and a driver’s license with a matching address in order to enter the Custer Road facility. You may also dispose of flocked Christmas trees by scheduling a pickup on your assigned bulk trash collection day.
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