How Texans dispose of Christmas Trees
As much as we love them and no matter how beautiful they are, Christmas Trees can become a potential fire hazard. Remember our blogs at the beginning of the month that explained the pros and cons of real tress versus artificial? It is best to recycle trees as soon as possible. If you have not gotten around to it, here is a suggestion that will help the environment!
According to the City of Houston website, The Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees. This will save landfill space and disposal costs. Residents can recycle their trees by dropping them off at one of eighteen (18) free, drop-off, recycling sites located throughout Houston. The program runs from December 27th, 2012 to January 8th, 2013. All facilities are closed January 1, 2013. In addition to the drop-off locations, residents with City of Houston collection may place their tree curbside on their scheduled tree waste day and it will be recycled. Trees that are collected for recycling will be ground into mulch that is available in bulk directly from Living Earth or available in bags at Houston retailers. It is important to remember that the trees must have all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights and stands removed. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. For one of the free 18 drop off dates for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, check the City of Houston’s Website.