Don’t Forget to Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Don’t Forget to Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

We saw lots of trees on cars this weekend – and while most people are starting to think about what type of tree they're going to get and how to decorate it, don't forget about how to dispose of it once the holidays are over. Trust us - it'll be a lot easier to figure this out now rather than when you're spent from holiday activities.

Christmas trees can provide value even after the holidays, something most people even pay for – mulch or compost – Earth911.org has called this act, "Treecycling." If you can, turn yours into mulch or add it to your compost pile. Or use a local tree recycling facility – many of these programs use the trees for community improvement such as beachfront erosion prevention, lake and river shoreline stabilization, fish habitat, river delta sedimentation management and general mulch needs.

Use Earth911's search bar to find a tree recycling near you. Even better start your own tree recycling program – read Earth911's tips here and here. Earth911 even has a download-able "Recycle Your Tree" ornament reminder.

(Image via Earth911.org)

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