Take Your First Green Step for the New Year and Recycle Your Natural Christmas Tree
Choosing a natural Christmas tree provides numerous benefits for the environment. The National Christmas Tree Association describes how, including tree farms absorbing carbon dioxide, providing refuge for wildlife and naturally encouraging growers to plant up to three seedlings for each tree they harvest. Read tips about how to take care of your holiday tree as well as how to find out more about the farmers and select a “green” tree.
In addition to city recycling programs and instructions (below), there are numerous other opportunities available for you to recycle your Christmas tree. Earth911 shows dozens of places including in Dallas, Irving, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Grand Prairie, Rowlett, Plano, Lancaster, Euless, Arlington, Rock Wall and Southlake. Remember to remove all your tree ornaments and know that city recycling pick-up has specific requirements.
Seven Home Depot locations are available December 26-January 2. For more information about the city recycling program visit the City of Dallas website or call Waste Diversion at 214-670-4475.
Put your tree on the curb two feet from your trash cart for yard waste pick up. The tree must be eight feet tall or less. For more information check the City of Fort Worth website or call Solid Waste Services customer service at 817-392-3279.
Arlington residents can recycle their Christmas trees December 26-January 9 at the Arlington Sanitary Landfill in North Arlington and Calloway’s Nursery in South Arlington. Trees placed curbside in Arlington must be cut in half and under six feet.
Check the Grand Prairie website after Christmas for city tree recycling details.
Drop trees off at the Municipal Service Center at 1260 Columbia Drive. It is open twenty-four hours, seven days a week, or call 972-744-4111 and request a Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC), then set the tree out at the front curb. Make sure to request that the tree be mulched. Calls for BABIC must be received before the designated collection day (your BABIC day is the same as your recycling day). Call 972-744-4407 for questions.
Watch the special city YouTube video about Christmas tree recycling. There are many city recycling options in Plano. They start picking up trees the week of January 3. Three city locations are also available for drop off December 26-January 8: Preston Meadow Park, 4243 Lorimar Drive; High Point Park, 6500 Alma Drive; Heritage Yards Ball Fields, 4525 Hedgecoxe Road
Place your tree next to your trash and recycle bins. They must be five feet tall and sixty pounds or less. Details are at the bottom of this City of Frisco webpage.
See the Holiday Schedule section for details about Christmas tree recycling. It will be available for two weeks beginning the day after Christmas.
Recycle your Christmas tree next to your trash January 2-13, or drop off, beginning December 26, at Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex or the McKinney Water Tower. Details.
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