Office Phone: 724-744-2171

Christmas Tree Recycling

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling along with Penn Township would like to encourage everyone to recycle their live Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree farms support complex eco-systems and absorb carbon dioxide and other gases while releasing oxygen. As they grow, the trees also stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife. Don’t let their usefulness end with the holiday season. The benefits of a live Christmas tree can continue by recycling the tree. The live trees are chipped for mulch, which can then be used throughout local parks for beautification. As the mulch decomposes, it turns into valuable humus, nourishing and renewing the soil.

Penn Township and Republic Services will NOT pick up whole Christmas trees at the curb!*

*After January 1st you can cut up your Christmas tree and put at the curb as yard waste provided the following requirements have been met:

During the month of January natural Christmas Trees will be eligible for collection as Yard Waste and processed as such for Compost, mulch, etc., Holiday Trees must be cut so that the branching spread is no more than four feet across and pieces of trunk are no more than six feet in length.” 


Township Drop Off Locations

Live Christmas trees must be completely bare of decorations when dropped off. This includes any tree bags or wrappings used to transport the tree to the drop-off site.

Penn Township Municipal Building – Lower Lot
2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City
January 1 – January 31
Open Drop-off

Level Green Fire Department
536 PA-130, Trafford
January 1 – January 31
Open Drop-off

Valley Landfill
6015 Pleasant Valley Road
Mon. – Fri. 6:00 am – 3:30 pm, Closed weekends

Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling
355 Pleasant Unity Mutual Road
Greensburg, PA. 15601
Phone 724-879-4020
Fax: 724-879-8576 

Please click here for a full list of other convenient drop-off locations available throughout Westmoreland County.