Holiday tree disposal
Fort Lauderdale residents may place holiday trees curbside for pickup on scheduled yard waste collection days. The free service begins the week of December 28 and concludes on January 9, 2016.
The convenient service provides a more environmentally responsible method for holiday tree disposal. The curbside pickup is expected to reduce the volume of trees in the bulk waste stream. In addition, trees that are placed curbside will be specially collected by Republic Services and targeted for reuse. Removal of tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees is required. Tree bags must also be removed.
Other traditional options for tree disposal are still available, including cutting and disposing of trees in green yard waste carts, placement in bulk pickup piles or transporting trees to a Broward County designated site. However, neighbors are encouraged to take advantage of the more eco-friendly curbside collection. Recycling trees reduces garbage disposal costs and the amount of waste going to landfills.
For more information about holiday tree disposal in the City of Fort Lauderdale, please contact the City of Fort Lauderdale's 24-Hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 or www.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv.