Recycle your Tree for Free!

November 26, 2019

Where do all those Christmas trees go after December 25?

Already dreading the pine needles that will be falling abundantly from your once lively—and beautifully decorated—Christmas tree toward the end of December? Sounds like you need a game plan for ditching the tree before your living room, and the rest of the house, are covered in those prickly little needles, which, you have to admit are a pain—quite literally—to get rid of.

You’re in luck! The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility is gearing up for the annual Christmas Tree Drop-Off program. Bring your tree to the Organics Recycling Facility, where it will be repurposed into mulch, compost, and other useful products in an earth-friendly manner. Your tree must be free of all non-compostable decorations, tinsel, and flocking before being dropped off—for FREE!  Trees will be accepted during the facility’s normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm), between December 26 and January 31.

Why should you recycle your tree? Here are several reasons you might consider dropping your tree off at the Organics Recycling Facility:

  1. It will be repurposed into a useable product.
  2. It’s a great place to dispose of Christmas trees, as they are not able to be brought to a landfill.
  3. It reduces emissions of greenhouse gases created from burning trees as a means of disposal.

Please note: the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility will be closed the following dates:

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day