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Christmas tree recycling programs in Houston, TX

Christmas Tree
Gloria Campos-Hensley

Christmas tree waste can be turned into mulch through the Houston recycling program. The trees are chipped into mulch and then sold to the public for reuse. A quick list of Christmas Tree drop off locations are listed below for Houstonians interested in the Christmas tree recycling program.

The drop off sites listed on the City Of Houston government website for last year, December 2008 are:
• Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam
• Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central Street
• Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick
• Windfern Neighborhood Depository - 6023 Windfern
• Westpark Consumer Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark
• Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Drive
• T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West
• Kingwood - Bens View Lane and Bens Branch Drive
• Clear Lake - Ellington Field Recycling Dropoff - Hwy. 3 @ Brantley Road
• Living Earth Technology - 5625 Crawford Road (713) 466-7360
• Living Earth Technology - 1503 Industrial Drive (Gessner @ Hwy 90)
• CJM Soils Supermarket - 1700 Highway 90A East
• CJM Soils Supermarket - 12202 Cutten Road
• Doss Park - 2500 Frick Road

For drop off times, days and to check if the locations listed will accept Christmas trees this year for recycling, Houstonians are welcome to dial 311 for more information. To be accepted, the trees must be cleaned of any Christmas tree decorations: ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc., before placing them curbside or dropping them off at a recycling center. Houstonians can also call 311 to find out if their neighborhood participates in Christmas tree curbside recycling. Another place to find recycling drop of centers is Earth911.

For more info: visit the City Of Houston government website