Volume 2, Issue 2 University of Houston
Christmas tree recycling to begin Dec. 29
Program has recycled nearly 400,000 trees in eight years
From Staff Reports
Don't trash your tree after Christmas -- recycle it.
The city of Houston will accept Christmas trees for recycling, Dec. 29 through Jan. 9.
Twelve locations will be set up around the city to collect the trees, which will be recycled with help from the Living Earth Technology Co. In the eight years the program has operated, some 400,000 trees have been recycled.
Before recycling trees, residents are asked to remove tinsel, decorations and tree stands. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. They should be placed at the curb for pick-up on the regularly scheduled heavy trash day.
In addition to the following collection sites, trees can be placed at the curb for recycling pick-up on the regularly scheduled yard waste trimmings collection day.
This season's tree recycling collection sites are:
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday)
• Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository, 5100 Sunbeam
• Lawndale Neighborhood Depository, 9200 Lawndale
• Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository, 5565 Kirkpatrick
• Sommermeyer Neighborhood Depository, 14400 Sommermeyer
• Westpark Consumer Recycling Center, 5900 Westpark
• Memorial Park Ball Fields 4 and 5, 7300 Memorial Dr.
(9 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday)
• Living Earth Technology, 5625 Crawford Road
• Living Earth Technology, 1503 Industrial Drive
• CJM Soils Supermarket, 12202 Cutten Road
• CJM Soils Supermarket, 1700 Highway 90A East
(9 a.m. to noon Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday)
• HL&P, 2301 Gears Road
• Harris County DAD's Club Park, Crescent
Landing (Between Clear Lake City Boulevard and Village Evergreen Trail)
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