Give Your Evergreen Everlasting Life

Bring old Christmas trees to OCRRA where they’ll be recycled into garden mulch. Most municipalities, including the City of Syracuse, have a pick-up or drop-off program for Christmas trees.

Syracuse, N.Y., Dec. 26, 2019 – Do something environmentally-friendly with your old Christmas tree and give it a new life; let OCRRA turn it into mulch at the Jamesville or Amboy Compost Site!

Simply remove all decorations, lights, tinsel, stands, and plastic bags from trees prior to dropping off at either the Jamesville Compost Site or the Amboy Compost Site in Camillus.

Both sites are open for free tree drop off Thursday, Jan. 2 through Friday, Jan.10, 2020 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (excluding the weekend; the sites are both closed on Saturday and Sunday). No wreaths are accepted.

Give Your Evergreen Everlasting Life

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“Bringing your Christmas trees to OCRRA is full circle recycling,” says OCRRA Recycling Specialist Dale Cocca. “Next spring, the trees will be ground into all-natural mulch that residents can use to beautify their landscapes.”

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Most municipalities, including the City of Syracuse, have a pick-up or drop-off program for Christmas trees. Residents should contact their local municipality for specific information on their program.

Jamesville Compost Site
4370 Route 91
Jamesville, NY 13078

Amboy Compost Site
6296 Airport Road
Camillus, NY 13209

OCRRA is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature in 1990 to deliver a comprehensive solid waste management and resource recovery system to Onondaga County residents. OCRRA’s system includes: a strong recycling and composting program, a foundation for local waste disposal at the Waste-to-Energy Facility, two convenient trash and recycling drop off sites, a robust education component and programs for hard to manage materials, such as household hazardous waste, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing devices. OCRRA’s award-winning programs are funded by trash drop-off fees and the sale of electricity generated at the Waste-to-Energy Facility in Jamesville, NY. Learn more and get involved at, or follow us on Facebook.