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  • Several locations open for Christmas tree recycling

  • Delawareans are encouraged to drop off their Christmas trees to one of several yard waste recycling facilities around the state.
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  • Delawareans are encouraged to drop off their Christmas trees to one of several yard waste recycling facilities around the state.
    Trees will be accepted from December 26 to January 26, 2013 from families only. Artificial decorations, including hooks, wire, tinsel and ornaments, as well as wood and metal tree stands, must be removed from all trees before dropping them off for recycling.
    The locations include:
    New Castle County
    Polly Drummond Hill Community Yard Waste Demonstration Site
    Located in the Pike Creek area on Polly Drummond Hill Road, about 1/2 mile north of Kirkwood Highway.
    Hours: Daily 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
    Brookhill Yard Waste Site (new site, operated by Holland Mulch)
    NOTE: Open Dec. 26 for Christmas tree drop-off only at this time.
    1034 S. Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19702 (main Holland Mulch office phone: 302-765-3100)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon*
    Closed December 31 and January 1
    Copeland's Mulch Depot (free if the tree was purchased at Copeland's; otherwise $2)
    2 Honeysuckle Drive, Stanton, DE 19804; (phone 302-633-9536)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.*
    Closed December 26 through January 1
    Holland Mulch
    135 Hay Road, Edge Moor, DE 19809 (phone 302-765-3100)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon*
    Closed December 31 and January 1
    Wilmington Organic Recycling Center
    612 Christiana Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801 (phone 302-266-7678)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m. – noon*
    Closed January 1
    Sussex County
    Blue Hen Organics
    33529 Fox Run Road, Frankford, DE 19945 (phone 302-732-3211)
    Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed January 1
    Grizzly's Landscape Supply Service
    18412 The Narrow Road, Lewes, DE 19958 (phone 302-644-0654)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed January 1
    Kaye Construction
    22288 Coverdale Road, Seaford, DE 19973 (phone 302-629-7483)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*, Closed December 26 through January 1
    Selbyville Pet and Garden Center (free for active customers within the last 6 months)
    38205 DuPont Boulevard, Selbyville, DE 19975 (phone 302-436-8286)
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.*, Closed January 1
    Stockley Materials
    25136 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947 (phone 302-856-7601)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.*, Closed January 1
    Sussex Tree Inc. Garden Center
    20144 John J. Williams Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 (phone 302-645-6262)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.*, Closed January 1
    *Please note that private businesses accepting trees may alter their hours of operation during the holidays.
    Page 2 of 2 - For information on all yard waste drop-off sites in Delaware, go to:
    www.dnrec.delaware.gov/yardwaste and click "Yard waste drop-off options". For more information about yard waste, call 302-739-9403 or visit DNREC's website, www.dnrec.delaware.gov/yardwaste .

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