Jan 6

Reduce Waste After the Holidays: Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Dispose of your live Christmas tree in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner after the holidays. There are several options available for recycling live trees.

Curbside Pickup: Many areas will collect live Christmas trees during their regular trash pickup schedules for several weeks following the holiday season. Be sure to check with your trash pickup before putting your tree on the curb.

Non-Profit Pickup: Check with local organizations to find a group that will pick up your tree. Many organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, will pick up old trees for a small donation.

Cut Up the Tree: If you have a yard waste container, dispose of the tree by cutting it up into manageable chunks.

General Tips: Before you can dispose of a Christmas tree, you must first remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, and other decorative items. Take the tree off of the tree stand and cut it into small pieces to make moving it easier. Trees are often required to be cut to 4 foot lengths or smaller. Avoid a mess in your home by placing the tree in a plastic tree bag, available at most hardware stores.

For more information on how to dispose of a Christmas tree, please contact Weeks & Associates Insurance of Thousand Oaks, CA.

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