CINCINNATI -- The Christmas rush is almost over. When the gifts are opened, the dinners served and relatives depart, one question still remains: What do you do with that big Christmas tree?
Tri-State residents have a myriad of options for recycling their Christmas trees, varying by location. In most locations, Christmas trees will be recycled into mulch for the community or sent to a composting facility.
All Hamilton County residents may drop off Christmas trees at one of three yard trimming drop-off sites.
During the month of January, residents of Addyston, Cleves, Miami Township and North Bend can drop off Christmas trees at the Maintenance Building, 20 Cooper Ave., Cleves.
Amberley Village residents can contact 513-531-8675 for information on tree pickup.
Anderson Township encourages its residents to use the Hamilton County drop-off sites.
In Arlington Heights, city employees will collect trees and brush. Contact 513-821-2076 for guidelines.
Blue Ash asks its residents to use the Hamilton County drop-off sites.
The City of Cincinnati can pick up trees and yard waste for delivery to a composting facility. Residents can contact 513-591-6000 for information.
Colerain Township offers Christmas tree recycling Dec. 26 to Jan. 16 at the Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200-4300 Springdale Road.
Cheviot: Christmas trees will be collected at the curb during the month of January.
Columbia Township: Christmas trees are picked up every Monday following Christmas for six weeks.
Delhi Township: The township provides chipping of Christmas trees Jan. 4-11 at Floral Paradise Gardens on Greenwell or at the Senior Center. Both locations open dawn to dusk.
Fairfax: The Maintenance Department will pick up Christmas trees through the end of January. Trees will be picked up Monday–Friday.
Forest Park: Drop trees off at Kemper Meadows Park from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10.
Greenhills picks up Christmas trees on a weekly basis.
Harrison: Curbside Christmas tree pickup in January -- Monday and Tuesday: Downtown Harrison From Kater Avenue north to Brooks Road and Biddle Heights. Wednesday and Thursday: Whitewater Meadows from Etta Avenue south to Campbell Road. Friday: Country View and Circle Drive area and Westbrook Estates. Harrison Avenue south to Campbell Road, Hickory Flats, Carolina Pines and Stone Ridge Way subdivisions.
Indian Hill residents can drop Christmas trees from Dec. 26 to Feb. 15 at the Christmas tree recycling site at Stephan Field. Curbside pickup can be arranged by calling the Service Department at 513-831-3712.
Loveland will offer a two-week Christmas tree collection program beginning Jan. 2. Residents can call 513-707-1442 and give their location so a Public Works crew can pick up the tree.
Madeira: The tree recycling program runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31. The drop-off point is McDonald Commons on Dawson Road.
Mariemont offers free weekly curbside Christmas tree pickup to all residents (collected trees will be ground into mulch).
Montgomery residents can contact the City of Montgomery at 513-891-2424 for information on curbside pickup.
Mount Healthy residents are encouraged to use the Hamilton County drop-off sites.
Newtown will offer curbside tree pickup from Dec. 30 to Jan. 15.
North College Hill will pick up Christmas trees in the first week of January on regular trash collection days.
Norwood will offer curbside pickup during the first two weeks of January on regular trash collection days.
In Reading, Christmas trees are collected by city crews over the few weeks after Christmas.
St. Bernard will pick up Christmas trees from Dec. 26 through the end of January.
Sharonville residents can contact 513-563-1177 for information and to schedule tree pickups.
Silverton residents may place their trees out on Tuesday evening for pickup. Silverton crews will chip Christmas trees whole.
In Springdale, trees will be picked up weekly by the city’s chipper and disposed of through the mulch program. Residents are encouraged to put trees on the curb by 7 a.m. Monday morning.
Springfield Township residents are encouraged to use the Hamilton County drop-off sites.
Sycamore Township offers two drop-off sites: Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road and Clete McDaniel Sports Complex at 11797 Solzman Road.
Symmes Township’s Christmas tree recycling program runs Dec. 26 through the end of January. Residents can drop off trees behind the Township Administration Building at 9323 Union Cemetery Road.
Terrace Park picks up Christmas trees every Monday.
Whitewater Township residents are asked to use Hamilton County’s drop-off sites.
Woodlawn residents can contact 513-772-1947 for information on tree pickup.
Wyoming residents are encouraged to contact Rumpke at 513-851-0122.