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City of Abilene Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Starting Dec. 26, residents can bring their real trees to one of three drop-off locations to be recycled. Mulch from the trees will be available beginning Jan. 15
News release from the City of Abilene:

The Solid Waste and Recycling division is teaming up with Keep Abilene Beautiful for Recycle Christmas 2013. Recycle Christmas is an annual holiday-themed recycling campaign. Citizens are urged to recycle whatever they can, from Christmas trees, both live and artificial, to wrapping paper and cardboard boxes.

“This is a win-win for citizens; clean up that holiday mess while keeping Abilene green. We are happy to be a part of Recycle Christmas 2013 and hope residents will take advantage of the drop-off locations offered,” said Keep Abilene Beautiful Coordinator, Nicole Eaves.

Three sites for Christmas tree drop-offs will be opened on December 26th. Each site will have orange construction fencing in which to place the trees. All sites will close Friday, January 10th. The Recycle Christmas tree drop-off locations are:

  • The vacant lot north of the KTAB and KRBC studios on Hartford Street near Pioneer Drive. Entry must be made from Hartford.
  • Under the water tower at Buffalo Gap Road and Rebecca Lane
  • The Environmental Recycling Center, located at 2209 Oak Street is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to accept Christmas trees.

All lights, ornaments and bases should be removed from the trees. These items can damage the chipping equipment and contaminate the mulch produced.

Artificial trees may be taken to the recycling center for reuse programs.

Mulch from Christmas trees will be available while supplies last on a first come first served bases starting January 15th.
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