Have a Merry and Eco-Friendly Christmas: Recycle Your Tree

Katie Ramirez
December 29, 2020

Allegheny County recycling locations include: Boyce Park in Plum, Deer Lakes Park in West Deer, Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights, North Park in Allison Park, South Park in Bethel Park, Round Hill Park in Elizabeth Township, Settlers Cabin Park in Robinson, and White Oak Park in White Oak. "You're saying thank you to your tree, and goodbye, and now it will have a new life, doing something good for the birds and the animals in our community", Tooley said.

Marion residents can set out their real trees beginning today through January 8th. Trees will be mulched and the mulch will be used at Hays County Parks.

Stafford says there are a number of safer-and more creative-ways to dispose of a real Christmas tree.

Mulching the tree and using it in landscaping beds.

"Every year, we use thousands of donated trees to create fish attractors that provide hotspots of fish activity", said Joseph Zimmerman, habitat program coordinator for the department. If you take your tree to a chipper, you can use the resulting mulch in your compost heap. Compost makes great natural fertilizer.”. The Town reminds residents that there will not be curbside pickup of trees.

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All tinsel, lights and other decorations must be removed from the tree, as well as any plastic bag used to transport the tree.

Cutting the tree into four-foot sections or shorter.

A flocked tree cant be recycled and shouldnt be turned into mulch.

The Pick Your Own Christmas Tree site has an alphabetical listing of Texas cities where people can recycle their Christmas tree. Instead, cut it into pieces for disposal.

The City's Christmas tree recycling program is now accepting trees.

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