Throughout the metroplex, an end to the holiday season is marked with recycling.
In an effort to remain green, many cities are calling on residents to recycle their Christmas trees. It is important to note that all decorations must be removed from the raw Christmas trees before recycling (do not place the tree in a plastic bag).
Here is a list of a few cities in the metroplex with tree recycling programs and the necessary requirements. If you have any questions, check with your local city government:
Dallas' Sanitation Services Department is partnering with Home Depot to make the job a little easier. Residents have until Jan. 2, 2012 to return Christmas trees to one of 7 Dallas Home Depot Stores listed below:
11255 Garland Road - Dallas, Texas 75218
6000 Skillman - Dallas, Texas 75231
11468 Grissom Lane - Dallas, Texas 75229
2610 Fort Worth Avenue - Dallas, Texas 75211
6110 Lemmon Avenue - Dallas, Texas 75209
2901 W. Wheatland Road - Dallas, Texas 75237
11682 Forest Central Drive - Dallas, Texas 75243
Residents can also leave the trees curbside along with their brush to be picked up by the City's curbside brush collection.
To use a drop-off station in Fort Worth, residents must show a recent Fort Worth water bill and current ID with a Fort Worth address. Renters with a Fort Worth address must show a current Fort Worth water bill to use the drop-off station. Apartment renters may use the stations for recyclables only. There are three drop-off stations:
2400 Brennan Ave.
5150 Martin Luther King Freeway
Old Hemphill Road
6260 Old Hemphill Road
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In Arlington, residents have until Jan. 9, 2012 to drop-off their Christmas trees at two main drop off centers.
4940 S. cooper St.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Arlington Sanitary Landfill
800 Mosier Valley Road
Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trees placed curbside will not be recycled, but will be collected if they are under 6 feet.
Beginning Jan. 3, 2012, homeowners can place Christmas trees curbside for the Sustainability & Environmental Services Department to recycle. Apartment residents have until Jan. 9, 2012 to drop their tree off at one of three recycling centers:
Heritage Yards Ball Fields
4525 Hedgcoxe Road
High Point Park
6500 Alma Drive
Preston Meadow Park
4243 Lorimar Dr
Residents can either leave the tree at the curb or drop it off at the Landfill:
1527 S. Mayhill Road
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m