The Main Line’s Christmas Tree Collection Guide

Mother Compost wants to see all your organic materials make it back to a compost pile. This includes your Christmas trees! We don’t take your trees on our trucks since there are so many townships & local resources for composting them. Check out all the details below. 

Important to note, when you leaving your tree at the curb, please remove all decorations, tinsel, garland, lights, etc. These items cannot be composted. 


Philly Goat Project:

Don’t want to wait for a collection? Drop your tree off at one of Philly Goat Project’s Farm Festival Treecycling events:

Saturday January 8th or Saturday January 22nd. 

*Rain dates are scheduled for Sunday January 9th or Sunday January 23rd. 

For a $20 donation to the nonprofit Philly Goat Project, you can drop your tree off for goat food, meet the goats, explore the farm and so much more! Who says family fun is over after the holidays? 

Two options:  You can park and walk the tree into the farm or you can curbside drop off and donate from 12-3pm. 

No reservations needed. Street parking is available. 

6336 Ardleigh Street

Philadelphia, PA 19138

For more information, visit Philly Goat Project’s website and check out their events tab! 


Haverford Township:

Christmas Tree collection will take place on Mondays in January; however, there will be no tree collection on holidays 1/3/2022 and 1/17/2022.


Radnor Township: 

Christmas trees are collected after the Christmas holiday, weather permitting, and after leaf collection is completed. Christmas trees must be placed at the curb for pickup.                          



Lower Merion Township: The Township will begin the collection of trees (which must be placed curbside) during the first two weeks in January on the regular refuse collection day. Because the first week of January is a holiday collection week due to the observance of New Years Day, tree collection will be the same as the holiday collection day.

Residents may also dispose of Christmas trees at the Public Works Complex located at:

1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley. All ornaments, stands, and other decorations must be removed.



Upper Merion Township: Christmas tree collection season runs through the month of January. Simply leave your tree on the curb and it will be collected by the township. All ornaments, lights, stands, and bags must be removed before disposal.

After the month of January, you can submit a request for service here:


You can also drop your tree off at the township’s compost site at Heuser Park:

694 West Beidler Road

King of Prussia, PA

Phone: 484-636-3941

Winter Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 3:00PM




Easttown Township: Christmas trees will be collected during January collections. 

Zones 1 and 3 will be on Wednesday January 12th.

Zones 2 and 4 will be on Wednesday January 19th. 




Tredyffrin Township: Each hauler offers different options, so this depends on your specific hauler. To reach out, here are the residential haulers for Tredyffrin township. 


A.J. Blosenski Inc. – (610)-942-2707

Republic – (610)-265-6337

Republic – (302)-658-4097

Whitetail Disposal, Inc. (610)-754-0103



If your hauler does not take trees for composting, please consider the Philly Goat Project drop off option. 


Marple Township:

Put your tree out and the township will be by to collect it. This does not need to be on a specific day. They will come around with a separate truck and will be taken to a separate facility. 


Narberth: Narberth residents can place their trees with their weekly brush collections on Wednesdays (for this year) and it must be free of all decorations. More information will be posted on the website closer to the end of December.

  • Hugh Mann
    Posted at 13:13h, 22 December Reply

    Huzzah! the dozens of young pines that have made the holidays bright throughout my life may return their physical forms to the earth from whence they came, to feed the coming generations of others such that they may also revel in the pagan splendor of spiky cones in homes at the end of each arbitrary planetary solar journey.

    • Mother Compost
      Posted at 12:39h, 23 December Reply

      Exactly – although much more eloquently expressed. We are heretofore striking “year” from our vocabulary. It is only “arbitrary planetary solar journey” for us from this day forward. Thank you for sharing your talent for prose with us. We hope you enjoy the pagan splendor of spikey cones as well.

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