How to Dispose/Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Is your Christmas tree looking droopy?
Are you ready to say goodbye to it?
Happy New Year! Today is our last Christmas Tree Monday. Christmas tree Monday has been our month long series where we shared tips, tricks and how-tos about Christmas trees. Today, we are ending this series with the disposal of a fresh cut Christmas tree.
3 ways to dispose of your fresh cut Christmas Tree.
Better Homes and Gardens recommends that you consider recycling your tree. You can do this by:
- Cut off all the branches and use them as insulation on your perennials
- Save the branches until the spring to shred them and use as mulch.
- Use the trunk as firewood when it has completely dried out.
- Check With Your City
For example, Montgomery, Maryland provides curb side pickup of Christmas trees. Check with your local city or township to see if they provide the same for you.
- Check With Your Community
Mother Earth News informs that there are some times you can find local recycling programs that will turn your tree into mulch for you.
Do you have any other ideas on how to dispose of your cut Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly manner?
Please make sure to review our other posts from this series if you have not had the chance:
- The Top 5 Types of Christmas Trees: Our top 5 Christmas trees for your home.
- How to Pick the Perfect Christmas Tree at the Farm: What you need to know at the farm before bringing your Christmas tree home
- How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive: Tips and Tricks that will keep your tree alive for the holiday season.
- How to Hang Lights On Your Christmas Tree: How to hang lights on your Christmas tree without hurting the tree.
- 10 Steps to Planting Your Christmas Tree: One way of disposing of your Christmas tree is by planting it in your back yard.