Carlton County residents can recycle fresh cut Christmas trees during the county's Treecycling program, according to a news release.

Like yard waste, Christmas trees are banned from landfills in Minnesota, the press release said.

The free program provides drop-off locations for people to recycle their trees throughout the region. Participants must remove all ornaments, lights, tree stands and tree bags before bringing their tree to a Treecycling location.

Treecycling hours and locations are as follows:

  • Sappi Fine Paper, gatehouse entrance, East End Ave. B, Cloquet: Dec. 23 to Jan. 11, 2021.
  • Moose Lake Compost Site, across from the Moose Lake city garage: Dec. 23 to Jan. 11, 2021.
  • WLSSD Materials Recovery Center, 4587 Ridgeview Road, Duluth: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 18 to Jan. 31, 2021. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site, 2626 Courtland St., Duluth: Daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 18 to Jan. 31, 2021.
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Anyone with questions about the program can contact Karola Dalen, Carlton County resource and recycling coordinator, at 218-384-9178 or by email at