Tuesday, October 20, 2020

City of Southlake offers Christmas tree recycling

Give the gift of giving back…to the environment that is and recycle your Christmas tree.

Recycling your tree will reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfills and is an environmentally friendly option.

Since real trees are biodegradable, they can be easily recycled for mulch or other eco-friendly purposes.

The City’s recycling program offers residents an easy way to dispose of their trees. Residents can drop off their bare trees at Bicentennial Park and the City will repurpose the trees by turning them into wood chips that can be used for mulch in and around flower beds or gardens.

To participate, bring your tree, minus the decorations and base to Bicentennial Park off of FM 1709.

Program Dates are as follows:

  • Drop-off: December 13, 2019 – January 16, 2020
  • Mulch Pickup: January 17 – 25, 2020 (or until gone)

If you have any questions, please call 817-748-8019 or visit the Keep Southlake Beautiful page. For more information about how real Christmas trees benefit the environment, visit the National Christmas Tree Association website.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

If you’re not sure what to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas, recycle it! Recycling your tree saves valuable landfill space. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.

Through the City of Southlake’s Christmas Tree recycling Program, residents can drop off their bare trees at Bicentennial Park and the City will turn the trees into wood chips. The environmentally friendly wood chips are made available to residents and can be used as mulch that can be placed in and around flower beds and gardens. During the 2015 program, approximately 652 trees were recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling Program! So bring your bare trees (without decorations or a base) to the Bicentennial Park entrance off 1709 and the city with turn the tree into wood chips. Program dates are listed below.

Drop-off: December 19 – January 15

Mulch Pickup: January 16 – January 29

For more information on this and other programs, visit the Keep Southlake Beautiful page or call 817.748.8019.