By Merrill Helms (Sponsored by Creation Care Ministry)
What to do with your live Christmas tree and wreaths after the holidays? Compost them through the city! It is very easy, free, and runs from December 26 to January 16! All materials are taken to the Regional Composting Facility in Plano and converted to compost.
Guidelines for Christmas trees
- Remove lights and ornaments from the tree
- Trees with FLOCKING are considered trash and will not be accepted
- Do not bag trees
- Place the tree next to your trash container on your regularly scheduled trash day.
Guidelines for natural decorations (wreaths, poinsettias, pine garlands)
- Remove plants from its pot/container and place in a brown paper bag
- Remove any lights and ornaments
That’s it! If you live in an apartment or own a business, you can drop off your Christmas tree at these locations. They require the same guidelines as listed above. Look for signs at these locations:
- Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Fields – Park View Ave, (north of soccer complex parking entrance)
- Gabe Nesbitt Park – Hillsdale Dr. (south of the PSA McKinney facility and west of baseball fields)
Check out this video to see how Christmas trees are recycled in other major cities.