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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree & Holiday Greenery

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Allegany County Government has ten sites located throughout the county where residents can recycle Christmas trees and other natural seasonal greenery such as wreaths and swags. Christmas trees may be taken to these sites continuing through and including Sunday, January 20, 2019

After this date all Christmas trees, etc. are to be taken to Allegany County Government's Yard Waste and Mulch Site, North Branch Industrial Park, 11700 PPG Road, off of Maryland Route 51, The Yard Waste and Mulch Site winter hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Everything collected at these sites will be recycled into mulch. All decorations have to be removed - no lights, no tinsel, no ribbon, no ornaments, etc. Flocked trees are NOT accepted. 

The Christmas tree seasonal recycling sites are: 

  • Cumberland: Allegany County Yard Waste and Mulch Site, cited above: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 
  • Cumberland: Penn-Mar Recycling Center, Riverside Industrial Park, 975 Kelly Road (behind the Allegany County Complex): dawn to dusk 7 days a week; 
  • Flintstone: Flintstone Residential Refuse Site, 1 68 Exit 62, MD Route 144, 26702 National Pike: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 
  • Frostburg: baseball field parking lot, Lower Consul Road: dawn to dusk 7 days a week; 
  • LaVale: Lions Field, 1111 Braddock Road: dawn to dusk 7 days a week; 
  • Little Orleans: Orleans Residential Refuse Site, 11306 Orleans Road South: Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 
  • Lonaconing: Town of Lonaconing Public Works Department (rear parking area), Jackson Street: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 
  • Mount Savage: Mount Savage Recreational Park, Iron Rail Street and Foundry Row (next to the recycling bin) dawn to dusk 7 days a week;
  • Oldtown: Oldtown Residential Refuse Site, 18622 Lower Town Creek Road: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and 
  • Westernport: City of Westernport Town Garage, Chestnut Street: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Allegany County Government appreciates the effort of all recyclers and encourages individuals, business, and other entities to reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. 

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