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Recycle Your Old Christmas Tree

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, Nov 21, 2013  |  Updated 2:02 PM CDT
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As the holiday season draws to a close many North Texans will spend New Year's Day taking down Christmas decorations and throwing out the tree.

Instead of just pitching the tree on the lawn and sending it to the landfill, several cities around North Texas invite residents to recycle the tree.

In Arlington, residents can drop off their old tree at one of two locations between Dec. 26 and Jan. 12.  Trees may be dropped off at Calloway's Nursery at 4949 S. Cooper Street or at the city landfill at 800 Mosier Valley Road. The recycled trees will then be turned into mulch, which the residents can pick up for free in the spring. Read more here.

In Dallas, trees can be dropped off at one of seven Home Depot stores between Dec. 26 and Jan. 7. Read more here.

In Fort Worth, trees can be placed curbside along with their normal weekly yard waste -- and they will also be turned into mulch that residents can have for free.  Mulch can be picked up by any Fort Worth resident at any of the three solid waste drop-off stations. Read more here.

In Irving, trees can be picked up during the city's weekly brush/bulk waste pickup through Jan. 9, or they can be dropped off at one of four locations: Cottonwood Park, Southwest Park, Hunter Ferrell Landfill or the Recycling Drop-Off center. Read more here.

In Plano, trees and live greenery can be dropped off between Dec. 26 and Jan. 6 at Preston Meadow Park, High Point Park and Russell Creek Park. Read more here.

Naturally, all cities ask that all trees should be free of ornaments, decorations, lights, tinsel, nails, stands and any other decoration before being offered up for recycling.  Trees taller than 8 feet, that are left curbside, should be cut into two sections.

If your city isn't listed above, check out your city's home page for more information.

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