Capitol Market and City of Charleston Announce Christmas Tree Recycling

In partnership with the City of Charleston’s Public Works Department, Capitol Market is currently accepting fresh Christmas trees for recycling through January 10, 2021.  


People are welcome to participate in this contactless recycling program by dropping off their fresh, undecorated tree in Capitol Market’s Outdoor Market from now until January 10th. Just as in years past, the drop off site will be located at the northern side of the Outdoor Market pavilion, closest to the rear parking lot that runs parallel to the pavilion. Signage around the drop-off location will be visible as well. Charleston’s Public Works Department will gather all trees following the collection period and will be chipping the trees to become mulch and compost.  


“Capitol Market is always looking for ways to keep our operations green. This partnership with the City of Charleston allows us to remain eco-conscious in our Christmas tree season from start to finish,” notes Capitol Market Executive Director, Nichole Greene-Jenkins.  


“The City of Charleston is proud to partner with the Capitol Market to provide this eco-friendly service,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “As always, our chipper trucks will continue to pick up trees that are set curbside in our neighborhoods, but this provides a service to folks that may not live within city limits.” 


Capitol Market’s regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. New Year’s Eve hours are 10 am to 4 pm and New Year’s Day Capitol Market will be closed.