Christmas Tree Recycling Email The Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas Tree Recycling. Recycling your Christmas tree is a great way to reduce the amount of waste created over the holidays. Watch this short video to learn how Christmas tree recycling helps sustain our environment. Ready to recycle your tree? Here are some simple do’s and don’ts to get your tree ready for recycling. Do… Remove all items from the tree so it looks the way it did when you purchased or cut it Cut trees in half if they are too long (see details below) Don’t… Attempt to recycle artificial or flocked trees Put it in your recycle bin Leave it in the tree stand Leave ornaments, tinsel or any other decoration on the tree To Recycle Your Tree in Lake County 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 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.