City employees will drive through neighborhoods with a chipper truck picking up trees they find along the curbs.
"We'll chip the trees up and add it to our compost," Taylor said.
The compost is then sold in the spring.
Trees can be left on city curbs starting immediately, he said. City crews will see a significant increase in trees left along streets after the first of the year.
"A lot of people won't take their trees down until after New Year's," Taylor said.
City crews stay busy removing trees for the first few weeks of January, he said. However, trees still appear along city streets up until the summer months.
"We see Christmas trees being left on curbs up through June and July," Taylor said. "We'll still pick them up.
"It's just like anything else in the city," he added. "If people put it out on the curb, we'll pick it up."
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection will also be collecting old Christmas trees for disposal.
The agency will pick up undecorated live Christmas trees at Capitol Market from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 5, said Tom Aluise, agency spokesman.
The trees are then taken to lakes in the state where they are used to create habitat for fish, he said.
"The lakes in West Virginia are manmade so when they were created all of the standing timber was removed," Aluise said. "So the Christmas trees are dropped into the lakes to create a place for fish to hide from predators and eat."
Last year, trees were placed in six lakes around the state including Stonewall Jackson in Lewis County and Beach Fork Lake in Wayne.