GI Utilities recycling Christmas trees at 2 locations

GI Utilities recycling Christmas trees at 2 locations

After Jan. 12, the City of Midland will collect Christmas trees during residents' once-a-month heavy item and brush collection week.

Here are a few options of what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought this year.

Customers without yard debris service can pay for an extra 32-gallon collection and put cut trees next to their garbage containers.

Of course, some Americans prefer a product that they can reuse, turning to artificial trees, primarily manufactured in China for the US market, according to data from the US Commerce Department. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day. At 8 a.m., January 6, scouts will collect trees left in front of homes.

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We can only pick up real trees. Wake County is asking folks to recycle their Christmas trees so they may turn them into mulch for trails at local parks.

In Brunswick County, residents can drop their trees at the landfill or at a convenience center.

Both the County and City programs require that all decorations, stands and nails be removed from the Christmas trees. You can drop off your trees at Del Mar Park, Olympic Park or Saddle Rock Golf Course.