Recycling Your Christmas Tree
After you’ve taken down all the trimmings, there are a few ways you can go green when saying goodbye to your holiday tree:
- Providing shelter for nature. If you have space in your yard, consider using your tree as a brush pile for the birds. Not only will the pile provide extra shelter for feathered friends during the cold winter months, but it’ll also give you some excellent backyard bird-watching opportunities! View tips on outdoor tree disposal options.
- Tree Collection for Recycling. Your municipality may offer a free tree collection or recycling program that will recycle your tree into mulch or compost. Remember to remove all lights & decorations first.
- Contact your local department of public works to find out more.