Tampa Bay, Christmas is over. Here’s how to ditch your tree.

If you’re the type of person who wakes up from a Thanksgiving food coma and starts looking for evergreens, then that beautiful Christmas tree you picked out a month ago might now look a little bit like Charlie Brown. Even if you’re a live-tree lover who waits until mid-December, before New Year’s Day or Epiphany, it might be time to think about when to tackle that Fraser fir in the corner of your living room.

As the new year approaches, cities and counties across Tampa Bay have issued guidelines on how to discard trees. They all have one rule in common: Remove your lights, ornaments, toppers, and stands before handling the tree.

Shed a tear for the end of the holidays, then read on to find out what options are right for your neck.


Residents of single-family homes should place entire trees by the curb on regular yard waste collection days. There is no fixed end date for the collection of trees, nor is there a quantity limit.

Residents of apartment buildings or apartments should check with their property management company or homeowners association for instructions on tree disposal.

hillsborough county

this county will pick up trees Curbside on regular yard waste collection days. Trees should be cut into sections not exceeding 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter. No yard waste collection on New Year’s Day; for households whose scheduled collection day is January 1, trash will be picked up on the next scheduled day.

Trees can also be discarded at two county yard waste facilities: one at 13000 US 41 in Gibsonton and the other at 8001 W. Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa. These facilities will be closed on New Year’s Day.

pasco county

Pasco does not have a curbside pickup program for Christmas trees, but residents do have delivery options at both ends of the county. One is Wesley Chapel District Park at 7727 Boyette Road; the other is Veterans Memorial Park at 14333 Hudson Hicks Road. Both are open until January 11th.

Pinellas County

Pinellas County offers an online search tool called where did it go , allowing residents to figure out where to dispose of different kinds of solid waste, including Christmas trees. It links to curbside tree pickup instructions in 18 cities, some of which also have delivery options. Residents living in unincorporated areas of the county can check to see if their waste hauler offers curbside collection.

Those without curbside options, or who miss a window, can take their tree to one of several yard waste disposal facilities listed on the page, including Pinellas County Solid at 3095 114th Ave. N., St. Waste Disposal Complex. Petersburg.

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Those living in apartments or condominiums should consult their property manager or homeowners association for guidance on tree treatment.

St. Petersburg

A sort of collection of trees across the city It is scheduled for January 14th. Once the decorations are removed, the trees should be placed at the usual rubbish collection points – roadsides or alleys – by 7am. Residents of apartments and apartment buildings should consult their property manager for disposal instructions.

Trees can be dropped at any of the city’s five bushland locations, which are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Jan. 1. They are located at:

1000 62nd Avenue NE

7750 26th Ave. N.

2500 26th Ave. S.

4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S.

2453 20th Ave. N.


city will collect christmas trees Beginning January 3rd, it’s free and curbside. Branches must be cut into bundles of up to 4 feet long and discarded on regularly scheduled yard waste collection days. Any lights or decorations that are thrown away should go in the trash. Tree collection will continue until January 13th.