Watertown begins curbside pickup of Christmas trees today

December 27, 2021

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The city of Watertown has announced that Christmas tree collection will begin today and end Thursday, January 6th.

The Watertown Solid Waste Department will operate a Curbside Christmas Tree Pick-up route to assist Watertown Residents with the disposal of Christmas trees.

Trees must be real trees–not artificial. Trees must be free of all tinsel, lights, bases, and decorations. Plastic bags used to contain pine needles around the tree need to be removed and placed in your garbage container before placing tree on boulevard. Only bare trees will be picked up.

Trees will be collected on your regular scheduled collection day.

After January 6th, Christmas trees will have to be brought to the landfill by the resident and the appropriate tipping fee paid.