Tips on Recycling Your Christmas Tree

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TreeSniff, sniff.  It’s time to bid farewell to your Christmas tree, if you haven’t already. Read on for tips on how to recycle your Christmas tree in Baltimore.

If you’re a Baltimore County homeowner, the good news is that the Bureau of Solid Waste Management not only collects your tree, but also chips your live tree into mulch for future landscaping use. “Treecycling” as it’s known.  Place your undecorated tree at your curb (not an alley) between January 12, 2015 and January 17, 2015 for pick-up. If January 12 is too late for you, bring your Christmas tree to one of the County Drop-off locations.

Unfortunately for Baltimore City residents, recycling your Christmas tree is a D.I.Y. affair. Between January 3, 2015 and January 30, 2015, City residents can haul their tree for mulching to the Southwest Citizens’ Convenience Center located at 701 Reedbird Avenue.  This facility is located near the Harbor Hospital. If you want to bring home mulch, it’s B.Y.O.B. (bring your own bag).  If this option isn’t convenient, leave your undecorated tree at the curb on trash day and your tree will endure the same fate as your trash; it will be burned at the BRESCO waste-to-energy incinerator off highway 395. 

Laurel Peltier
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Laurel Peltier

Laurel writes the environmental GreenLaurel column every other Thursday in the Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of UVA's MBA program, she spends her time with her family and making "all things green" interesting.
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