View Full Version : Christmas Tree Disposal

11-19-2006, 08:53 PM
Have any of you tried hauling christmas trees off after Christmas?

I figure thousands are sold in my area every year and many people would pay to have them disposed of, just to avoid the hassle. In my area there is always a recycling location, like Home Depot, where they can be dropped of for free to be turned to mulch. If I were to get with the people selling trees and have them hand out flyers advertising would be simple and cover a large area.

Just wondering if anyone thinks it could be worth my time to fill in the off season.

11-19-2006, 08:57 PM
I'm curious about that too, but what would you charge?

Not to change the subject, but has anyone hung christmas lights for people?

11-23-2006, 12:56 PM
I thought about $10 but wanted to see what others thought.

11-23-2006, 01:04 PM
It probably wouldnt work well for me... here you can put them out at the curb and the city collects them for free.

12-12-2006, 02:48 PM
Are you doing this? If so, how does it seem it will work?

We're thinking about taking a shot at this also; unfortunately, we're a little late to just advertise to the tree retailers. What other advertising have you tried?

12-12-2006, 05:00 PM
Christmas tree removal/disposal pays "ok" if you have an apartment complex, carefree neighborhood, and/or condo/town home complex maintenance contract. AT first we rented a small chipper and set a "pickup" date with the manager/HOA pres. We gave them a flat rate (2 guys can chip alot of trees in a hour). Most municipalities will pick them up as part of the regular service so individual residential accounts aren't worth it.

12-13-2006, 08:46 AM
We have chipped up tree's for the last few years for people we know, we use the chips to hill in some of the other tree's we have that are for sale at your supply yard. We also chipped some straight into a fire pit and it was a very cool things to have a 25 ft fire from the very dry pine needles.
Also in our area the local lake will take them and tie several together and drop them in the lake for fish habitat.

12-13-2006, 09:30 AM
It probably wouldn't work well for me... here you can put them out at the curb and the city collects them for free.

unless it snows... then they sit out there till spring.

12-14-2006, 01:44 AM
most people put them out in the trash or the township offers a place for them to be dropped....but if you do decide to do this let us know how it goes

12-14-2006, 03:57 AM
unless it snows... then they sit out there till spring.

Very true ... dont think that will be an issue this year:hammerhead:

12-14-2006, 10:43 PM
thats for sure.... 54 degrees today!! i was out in shorts and a t-shirt working.

R.M Hanson
12-15-2006, 03:31 PM
A few years ago I put a small ad in the paper about picking trees up. At the time, our town had a burn ban, and the trash companies didn't pick up yard waste. I charged $10 a tree, and kept busy for a few days. It's definatly not a way to get rich, but it works well as advertising by getting your name out, and meeting potential clients. Besides, it's winter and it was something to help curb the boredom.

12-16-2006, 01:20 PM
thats an awesome idea, I may try that. If I could get enough I could just rent a chipper and make free fill for my side yard.

12-16-2006, 01:43 PM
Most people around here use the trash companies but after this year trash companies sent out letters saying they won't pick up any yard wastes including trees so it might be something to look into for next year.