Recycling Your Real Christmas Trees

Recycling Your Real Christmas Trees

POSTED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 12:26pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:30am

EL PASO – The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department is once again providing residents with the opportunity to recycle their cut Christmas trees.

Starting January 3, 2012, El Pasoans can dispose of their cut Christmas trees by taking them to any of the department’s Citizen Collection Stations (CCS). This free seasonal service will be available through Jan. 21. The drop-off sites are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and are located at:

• 121 Atlantic
• 2492 Harrison
• 1034 Pendale
• 4501 Hondo Pass
• 4200 Delta

Residents taking advantage of this service should remove the lights, ornaments, and decorations from the trees before dropping them off at a Citizen Collection Station.

Mulch and wood chips will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to the public starting on Jan. 10th at the Atlantic, Hondo Pass and Pendale locations. Citizens are encouraged to take the free mulch home to use in their gardens to help enrich the soil and control weeds.

For more information, the public may the city’s Environmental Services Department at (915) 621-6700.

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