Lake County Christmas Tree Collection December 16, 2018 Email Recycle your Christmas tree! Christmas trees can be cut into smaller pieces and placed in the green waste cart for curbside collection. Make sure all decorations are removed and the tree fits inside the cart with the lid closed. Flocked or painted trees are not accepted. Free Christmas tree recycling is also available at the Lake County Transfer Station & Recycling Center during the two weeks following Christmas. Please remove all lights and decorations.