During the holiday season it’s important to remember the impact on our environment. As you saw in our post at the end of November, real Christmas trees are a much more eco-friendly way for you to celebrate the holidays than artificial ones. As the holiday season ends, it’s time to make sure your tree doesn’t end up in a landfill. A wonderful idea is to recycle your tree and have it turned into mulch or biodegrade.
Here are a few tips for recycling your tree this season:
- Many municipalities offer to pick up your trees and help dispose of them. Make sure to research your local tree-recycling programs. If you are able to there are also locations you can drop off your tree.
- Remove all decorations from your tree – trees with decorations such as tinsel, stands, lights etc cannot be recycled!
- Do you have a firepit or fireplace? Another alternative is cutting up the wood from your tree to use it as fuel to keep warm.
- Christmas tree chipping events are a great way to recycle your tree and often support local charities. These take place in January and are a fun way to end your holidays with your family! After the trees are chipped, they are taken away to be composted.
Do you have tips on how to have an eco-friendly holiday? Share with us in the comments below!
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