Holiday cleanup is a breeze in Allen! Here’s how to get rid of Christmas trees and extra trash.
Extra Trash Collection
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 Tree Collection
Natural Christmas trees, up to six feet tall, will be picked up through January 6 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 6, 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 Collection
Residents may also take natural Christmas trees to the Custer Wood Grinding Facility (9901 Custer Road) 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. The Custer Wood Grinding Facility will be closed December 23-26, December 31 and January 1. Residents may drop off trees in the trash pits at the Custer Road Transfer Station during this time.
Because flocked trees cannot be composted, they will not be collected as yard waste. Residents can dispose of flocked trees at the 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.
Because the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays fall on weekends, there will be no change to the CWD trash and recycling schedule.