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    Free Christmas Tree Collection Event Jan. 14

    Free Christmas Tree Collection Event Jan. 14

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    Free Christmas Tree Collection Event Jan. 14

    St. Petersburg, FL (December 29, 2022) - The City of St. Petersburg will collect live Christmas trees for free during a one-time, city-wide collection event starting on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. 

    How to get your live Christmas tree collected (no artificial trees): 

    1. Remove all lights, ornaments, garland, tree stands, plastic tree disposal bags and other decorations. The City of St. Petersburg recommends reducing waste by reusing lights and ornaments, or donating them. **Please note: Strands of Christmas lights can get tangled in recycling machines and cause significant equipment damage.**
    2. Place the tree out for collection before 7 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2023 in the same location where trash is usually collected - if trash is picked up at the curb, trees should be placed at the curb; if trash is picked up in the alley, trees should be placed in the alley. 
    3. Do not place the tree inside trash or recycling containers or lean the tree against electrical poles, trash containers, water meters, etc. 

    The city-wide collection could take up to 4 weeks, so please be patient. After Feb. 6, 2023, those who missed the collection event can request a Special Pickup of their Christmas tree by submitting a request at stpete.org/service or by calling the Sanitation Department at 727-893-7398 during normal business hours. 

    Collected trees will be turned into mulch, which is free to residents at the City's brush sites.

    Customers can also drop trees off at one of the City's brush sites listed below. Brush sites are open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Brush sites are closed on New Year's Day. Residents should bring a photo ID and water bill for proof of residency. More information at stpete.org/brushsites.

    • 1000 62nd Ave. NE.
    • 7750 26th Ave. N.
    • 2500 26th Ave. S.
    • 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King St. S.
    • 2453 20th Ave. N.

    Residents of apartments and condos should check with property managers on proper disposal of Christmas trees.

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