Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas Tree

One live holiday tree is included in the Citywide Collection program between January 2 - January 15 each year. You do not need to call your hauler to schedule collection during this time period. Place your tree next to your garbage cart on your regular collection day. 

Artificial trees and live trees exceeding 6' and 20 pounds are not included, but may qualify for a bulky item pick-up or be collected for an additional fee if all bulky items have been used for the year. Contact your hauler for more information and to schedule pick-up. 

Prepare your Tree for Collection

  • Remove all decorations and the tree stand. Holiday lights can be recycled at local Saint Paul public libraries November 28, 2022 - January 20, 2023: location list.
  • Place the tree next to the garbage cart. Do not place upright in the snow or lean against your cart. Make sure the tree is not obstructing your carts.
  • Limit 1 seasonal tree per household (1 tree per unit for multi-unit properties).

You can also bring your holiday tree to a Ramsey County yard waste site for free. Click here to view collection site hours and locations.

Holiday Calendar

Holiday Collection Schedule Changes

If your regular garbage collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your garbage will be collected one day later than normal for that week. In other words, if the holiday is on a Thursday, garbage normally on Thursday will be collected on Friday that week, and garbage normally on Friday will be collected on Saturday that week. To view or download the 2023 Garbage Collection Calendar visit: 2023 Calendar.

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Make sure your garbage is out at the collection location by 6 a.m., that your cart is at least 2 feet clear of all objects, and not blocked by cars, snow, other carts, or other obstructions. 

Last Edited: December 29, 2022