Put in Organics/Compost

Leaves, pine needles, small branches and pinecones belong in the organics. Plastic and metal wreath pieces must be removed and placed in the garbage or recycled with scrap metal. If wire and plastic cannot be removed from the wreath, place the entire wreath in the garbage.

Artificial wreaths cannot be recycled and belong in the garbage.

Too Much Wire? Throw Away

If it’s too dangerous or difficult to remove all of the wiring, toss the wreath in the trash. Wiring is not biodegradable, so it cannot be recycled with live wreaths as green waste.