These NYC Siblings Will Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree

These NYC Siblings Will Get Rid Of Your Christmas Tree

Dry Christmas trees can quickly become a fire hazard. The National Christmas Tree Association is urging people to stop throwing out their real Christmas trees and to start recycling them instead.

The city is granting residents trash amnesty from Tuesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 31. Please remove all plastic tarps, tree stands and nails, ornaments, lights, garland and tinsel.

If you're looking for a place to drop off your old Christmas tree, there are multiple locations across the metro including three recycling centers in Kansas City, Mo.

If you plan to take your Christmas tree to the curb in the city of Kalamazoo this year, don't. Residents should put their trees out for curbside collection by that morning. Residents can drop their trees off in the designated location during daylight hours through Sunday, Jan. 8. Trees and greenery collected after January 27 will be collected with the trash as space permits in the truck.

So why would anyone pay for someone else to recycle their tree if they can just leave it outside?

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Trees may look like they are green and healthy, but if their needles are falling off, they are likely ready to burn.

Small trees and brush provide cover for fish, particularly as nursery areas for juvenile fish, said Hartwell Lake Park Ranger Jess Fleming. If a tree is taller than six feet, it must be cut in half for Republic to pick it up.

For details, visit the El Paso County website, www.elpasoco.com, or contact El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division at 520-7871.

Curbside Pick-up: Texas Disposal Systems customers in the city limits of Georgetown can put Christmas trees on the curb for collection on your regular yard trimmings pickup day. The facilities are open weekdays from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m.

The city Parks Department will host its annual Mulchfest event on Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Trees end up on lawns, in backyards or get thrown in the trash.