It’s Christmas Tree Recycling Time!


Yes, I’m afraid it’s that time again. Time to start thinking about packing up all of your wonderful holiday decorations and colorful Christmas tree ornaments. And, if you got a real tree this year, you might be wondering what to do with it! Perhaps you have a larger property, so you can toss it in a chipper or chop it up and use it for mulch or firewood. A standard fir tree can yield more than 13 pounds of firewood.

If you have a pond in the backyard, or if you live on a lakefront, throwing in your tree actually is beneficial as it gives shelter and nutrients to the water creatures. Many towns and communities have drop-off locations near bodies of water for this purpose.

If you are having your tree collected by the city – inquire about what exactly happens to the trees when they are removed. Often the trees are just taken to a landfill and dumped with the rest of the unrecycled trash.

There are, especially around larger cities and towns, companies that will come and pick up your tree for a small fee, and will then properly recycled it.