City of Syracuse Asks Residents Set Out Christmas Trees by Jan. 11

After That Date, Trees Should Be Held for Yard Waste Pickup in April

Syracuse, N.Y. – The city of Syracuse Department of Public Works (DPW) is asking city residents to set out natural Christmas trees no later than Jan. 11.  DPW will collect curbside trees through the end of January.

No new trees should be set out after Jan. 11 so the City can complete pickup as quickly and efficiently as possible without having to return to streets previously visited. Any trees not set out by Jan. 11 should be held by residents until yard waste pickup resumes in April 2019.

Before placing trees curbside, residents should remove all decorations, lights, tinsel, stands, plastic, and metal from trees before placing them at the curb. Artificial trees should be properly bagged and disposed of with trash according to regular pickup schedule.

There is a drop-off site for natural trees at DPW, located at 1200 Canal Street, near the traffic light on S. Midler Avenue. This site is only for use by city of Syracuse residents and is open 24/7 through the end of January.

Residents may also drop off trees to Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) at either the Jamesville Compost Site, located at 4370 Route 91, Jamesville, or the Amboy Compost Site, located at 6296 Airport Road, Camillus. Both sites are open for free tree drop off on weekdays starting Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan.11, 2019 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Visit for more information.