After Christmas - Recycling Your Tree After Christmas, please recycle your tree. There are many options to do this. Some garbage services have a special pick-up for Christmas trees. In many areas, the Boy Scouts collect them for a small donation. To find the nearest recycle location, call 1-800-253-2687 or log on to www.earth911.org. If you must dispose of your tree in your normal trash, please cut it up into small pieces. These will take less space in a landfill and will decompose faster.