You picked the perfect pine. Now how do you dispose of your Christmas tree if you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
Check with your local city websites for disposing of your Christmas trees in 2015.
Christmas Tree Recycling in Dallas
If you live in Dallas, drop it off to be recycled at Home Depot locations between December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012. The City of Dallas will turn it into mulch.
Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup in Fort Worth
If you live in Fort Worth, Christmas tree recycling is curbside on your regular garbage pickup day through the end of January. Trees can not be longer than 8 feet so trim them if necessary.
Christmas Tree Drop Off in Arlington
If you live in Arlington, you can drop off your tree through January 9, 2012 at Calloway's Nursery at 4940 S. Cooper Street or Arlington Sanitary Landfill, 800 Mosier Valley Road.
In Frisco, curbside Christmas tree recycling is aailable. Everything picked up will be composted and not taken to a landfill. Place tree out on your regulary trash collection day, 3 feet away from trash and recycling bin; remove everything (lights, tinsels, ornaments). Do not cover with a plastic bag. Trees must comply with Trees over 5 feet tall must be cut into sections. Flocked trees are not acceptable for curbside pickup. For a flocked trees, call 972-392-9300 to receive a pickup on flocked trees.
There is a $10 charge to pick up flocked Christmas trees.
After the holidays, the city of Plano makes a coordinated effort to help you get your house back in order. First, yard trimming collections are not made the week of Dec. 26 to focus on collecting excess holiday trash.
Residential crews begin picking up Christmas trees the week of January 3, 2012. The trees and live greenery must be bare: no ornaments, lights, stands or decorations. If you live in an apartment or miss your pick up, the city offers three convenient drop-off locations from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8:
- Preston Meadow Park, 4243 Lorimar Drive
- High Point Park, 6500 Alma Drive
- Heritage Yards Ball Fields, 4525 Hedgecoxe Road
If your city has other plans for recycling, please let me know and I'll update my list.
After you remove your decorations and lights, be sure to remove the Christmas tree stand. Stands are often forgotten and left attached to the tree.