El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, and sure, Saint Nicholas was there. With your Christmas festivities winding down, and the promise of a New Year just around the corner, many El Pasoans begin the process of packing up ornaments and taking their Christmas trees down. The City of El Paso is trying to help citizens by making recycling their trees a little easier this year.
Beginning Thursday, December 26, El Pasoans can bring their fresh Christmas trees to any of the city's Environmental Services Department's Citizen Collection stations. The mulch from the recycled trees will be made available to all El Paso ESD residential customers at no charge.
The city asks that you remove all decorations, including tinsel from the trees before bringing them to the recycling center. The stations will be open beginning December 26 at 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
The Citizen Collection Stations also accept trash, bulky items, tires (without rims), used electronics, and household hazardous waste at the following locations:
- 1034 Pendale (East)
- 4200 Delta (South)
- 121 Atlantic (West)
- 4501 Hondo Pass (Northeast)
- 2492 Harrison (Central)
For more information on the Citizen Collection Stations, visit: http://home.elpasotexas.gov/environmental-services/.