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Curbside Christmas Trees

Curbside Christmas Trees

Published: December 19, 2023


Wondering what you'll do with your Christmas tree and other natural decorations after the holiday season is over? Catawba County's Landfill staff, in cooperation with Republic Services, has an answer for you. Christmas trees and other natural decorations will be accepted curbside and at all five Solid Waste Convenience Centers located around Catawba County from December 26, 2023 through January 19, 2024.

No ornaments, bases, or other decorations should be left on the trees. 

Residents who have curbside collection service with Republic Services may put their used Christmas tree out with their garbage on their curbside collection day. Trees will be picked up by a separate Republic Services truck.

Republic Services will not operate on Monday, December 25. Republic Services will resume their regular curbside service schedule on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. Curbside pickup will then run a day behind for that week, but will have all routes caught up by Saturday, December 30. 

“Recycling is an easy and environmentally friendly way to dispose of used Christmas trees,” said Ariel Kanupp, Catawba County Utilities and Engineering Department. “By providing this service to its curbside customers, Republic Services makes it as convenient as possible for residents to recycle their trees and other natural decorations.”

Some municipalities in Catawba County are handling tree pickup separately within their boundaries, so residents of municipalities should check with the government office in their city or town to be sure of the schedule and procedure they should follow.

County Solid Waste Convenience Centers will accept Christmas trees and other natural decorations between December 26, 2023 and January 19, 2024 only. Convenience Center locations and regular operating hours are listed below.

  • Rocky Ford Rd Convenience Center, 3864 Rocky Ford Rd, Newton, NC 28658 (across from the Blackburn Landfill), 704-462-2496, Hours of Operation: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday through Saturday.
  • Bethany Church Rd Convenience Center, 2436 Bethany Church Rd, Newton, NC 28658, 828-465-4635, Hours of Operation: 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Cooksville Convenience Center, 3659 Rhoney Farm Rd, Vale, NC 28168, 704-462-1497, Hours of Operation: 8:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday.
  • Oxford Convenience Center, 4637 Lookout Dam Rd, Catawba, NC 28609, 828-241-3774, Hours of Operation: 10:00am-6:00pm Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Sherrills Ford Convenience Center, 8876 Sherrills Ford Rd, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673, 828-478-2248, Hours of Operation: 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday through Sunday.

All Convenience Centers will close on Monday, December 25, 2023. 

Christmas trees are always accepted at the Blackburn Landfill, which will be closed Monday, December 25, and will close early at 4pm on Tuesday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 27.  The Landfill will resume the regular schedule on Thursday, December 28. For more information, visit the County’s Solid Waste website at

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