City encourages tree recycling
POSTED: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 1:43pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 1:44pm
EL PASO — After the holidays are over, the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department encourages residents to recycle their cut Christmas trees.
Residents can drop off their trees at any of the City's Citizen Collection Stations starting Dec. 26. The service is free.
Trees take to the drop-off sites will be chipped into mulch and given away to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Christmas tree recycle program gives residents an environmentally-friendly alternative to get rid of cut trees and keep them out of the landfill. Trees to be recycled must be free of all decorations including; ornaments, tinsel and lights.
The drop-off hours and locations are as follows:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday
4501 Hondo Pass (entrance off of Stahala)
For more information call the Environmental Services Department at (915) 621-6700.