Christmas tree(cycling) starts this week

Wondering what to do with your undecorated, crispy Christmas greens?

Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give the greens new life by recycling them.

You can take your tree to the City’s Sanitation Convenience Centers for recycling from January 3-14. But if that’s not so convenient for you, this weekend’s neighborhood treecycling events might help.


On Saturday, January 7, greenlimbs will be mulching trees outside of the South Street Whole Foods from 10am-4pm, along with Queen Village Neighbors Association, Bella Vista Civic AssociationWashington Square West Civic Association, South Street Headhouse District and Society Hill Civic Association. And all over the city, neighborhood groups have partnered with greenlimbs to collect trees and wreaths for recycling this weekend.

Trees collected by greenlimbs will be mulched and chipped for use in the city’s parks, gardens and recreation fields. There is a suggested donation of $3 per wreath and $5 per tree to help offset costs. This year curbside pickup is available ($5 for wreaths and $15 for trees) if you can’t make it to the collection site. For more information or to arrange curbside pickup email by Wednesday, January 4.

Here’s the list of this weekend’s treecycling sites:

Saturday, January 7th

 Sunday January 8th

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