How to Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Now that Christmas is over, you’re probably wondering how to properly get rid of your Christmas tree. Getting a big tree seemed like a good idea in December, but now that it’s time to dispose of it you may be considering it a daunting task. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can dispose of your Christmas tree this January.

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Local Waste Management Tree Pick-up

Many communities offer curbside tree pick-up after the holiday season is over. The rules and regulations for this program vary, so check with your local community waste management for specific guidelines. The good thing about this program is that it requires minimal effort on your part. Just set the tree out in front of your house and your community does the rest for you. Out of sight, out of mind!

Local Recycling Options

If your community doesn’t offer curbside tree pickup, or you want to know exactly where your Christmas tree is going, consider dropping it off at your local recycling center or nonprofit organization. A quick online search will show you your nearest recycling center that is accepting Christmas trees as well as local nonprofit organizations that will benefit from your tree.

Repurpose it

Another great way to dispose of your Christmas tree is to repurpose it. The are plenty of crafty ways to utilize your tree after the holiday season. Some things you can do are:

  • Make it into a bird feeder
  • Chop it for firewood
  • Chip it into mulch
  • Cut the trunk into small discs and use them as liners for your flower beds or walkways
  • Create coasters

Throw it Away As Normal Waste

A last resort option to dispose of your tree is by throwing it away as you would normal waste. To do this, rid your tree of any ornaments and decorations, cut your tree into small pieces, and place the small pieces into either your garbage or recycling bin. Keep in mind that some communities charge a fee for not recycling your Christmas tree

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Sometimes removing a Christmas tree can be a major hassle, or even dangerous. That’s why the tree experts of Hagan & Sons are here to help. We’ll remove your Christmas tree and find the best destination for it, so you don’t have to. Contact us today!