Best Practices for Christmas Tree Recycling


The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority (BCSWA) is pleased to announce that there are two options for the recycling of organic Christmas trees for Berkeley County residents.

Option 1: Free Drop Off:

Effective immediately, the Grapevine Road Recycling Center and the South Berkeley Recycling Center will be accepting Christmas trees, free of charge. Both recycling centers are open every Tuesday through Saturday; 9am to 5pm. To find more information on the Berkeley County Recycling Program, feel free to call at 304-267-9370.

Option 2: Voluntary Curbside Pickup:

Apple Valley Waste is offering a by appointment voluntary curbside collection of Christmas tree for three days in January. The cost for the pickup service is $25.00 per tree. Apple Valley Waste will donate $12.00 per tree from the Christmas tree curbside collection to the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle; Martinsburg - Berkeley County Unit. Berkeley County residents desiring pickup service must call Apple Valley Waste at 304-724-1834 or 877-267-1280 during business hours to schedule the pickup. Apple Valley Waste will recycle the trees at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center. 


To qualify for acceptance, each Christmas tree must be organic and have all lights, ornaments, tinsel, wire, stands and all other forms of decoration removed. A good rule of thumb is to return the tree to the same natural state in which it was purchased. Each tree will be inspected by the recycling center staff prior to acceptance. Christmas tree vendors with excess stock are encouraged to participate in the free drop off program.