Reminder – Christmas Tree Recycling Collection Begins Monday, January 15 – Now Collecting from Alleys

To Ensure Collection, Trees Must be Set out No Later than January 20

The collection of live Christmas trees for recycling in Baltimore County will take place over a two-week period, beginning Monday, January 15, 2018. Because Christmas tree collection dates will vary from place to place, residents must have trees set out no later than Saturday, January 20 to ensure collection.

Pick-up Location Change for Residents with Alley Collection

New this year, residents should place trees out for pick-up at the same location where they would normally place trash and recycling for collection. Specifically, residents with alley collection are instructed to place their Christmas trees in the alley, where they normally set out trash and recycling. This change is in response to requests from the community and it improves operational efficiency.   

As usual, residents must follow these rules when placing their Christmas trees out to be recycled:

  • Only set out live (not artificial) trees.
  • Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).

Baltimore County collectors will pick up Christmas trees in standard trash/recycling trucks, and deliver them to County facilities to be chipped and later used as mulch. Baltimore County residents who live in an apartment or condominium should follow their property manager’s rules when recycling their Christmas trees.

Residents who wish to drop off Christmas trees themselves may do so starting Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Christmas trees (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.) may be taken to any one of the County’s three drop-off locations. For directions to the County’s drop-off centers, residents may visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management website or call 410-887-2000.

Support the HPCA Furnace Project…

The Harford Park Community Building was built in 1944 and is one of a limited number of community association buildings in the Baltimore area. It is home to all our neighborhood activities, as well as a home schooling coop and a Girl Scout troop. In order to continue having neighborhood events and allow other neighborhood uses, the furnace/AC system must be replaced. The current system is almost 30 years old and has had some problems in recent years; a new system would fix those issues and save the association money on gas and electric, which could be put to better use in our community. We are getting proposals now and estimate that the project will cost at least $10,000.

We have received some generous donations recently and would love to include your name with those neighbors supporting the furnace project. Harford Park Community Association is a 501(c)(3) charity, so any donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can mail or drop off your donation to Harford Park Community Association, 2522 Linwood Rd., Parkville  MD  21234, or make a PayPal donation here:

Have a wonderful holiday season and thank you for considering Harford Park Community Association for your charitable giving.