How to get rid of your Christmas tree

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Monday, December 28, 2015
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HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Don't know what to do with your Christmas tree? Have the city of Houston take care of it!

The city's 25th Annual Holiday Tree Recycling collections is underway.

The city is now collecting Christmas trees for recycling at 18 drop off locations around Houston. The city will use the trees to make mulch.

You can drop them off through January 9. You must remove all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stands form the trees. The drop off sites are closed on New Year's Day.

Trees may be dropped off at the following eighteen (18) locations city-wide.

Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Central Neighborhood Depository - 2240 Central St.

Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository - 5565 Kirkpatrick

Sommermeyer Neighborhood Depository - 14400 Sommermeyer

N. Main Neighborhood Depository - 9003 N. Main

Southwest Neighborhood Depository - 10785 SW Freeway

Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository - 5100 Sunbeam

Monday-Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm, CLOSED SUNDAY

Westpark Consumer Recycling Center - 5900 Westpark

Open daily, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Doss Park (gates close at 5) - 2500 Frick Road

Memorial Park (Ball Fields 4 and 5) - 7300 Memorial Drive

T.C. Jester Park - 4200 T.C. Jester West

Kingwood - Bens View Lane @ Bens Branch Drive

Elington Airport Recycling Drop-off -HWY 3@ Brantley Road

Monday-Friday 7:00am to 5:30pm and Saturday 7:00am - 12pm

Living Earth - 5625 Crawford Road

Living Earth - 1503 Industrial Drive (Gessner @ Hwy 90)

Living Earth - 1700 Highway 90A East

Living Earth - 12202 Cutten Road

Living Earth - 16138 Highway 6

Living Earth - 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy.

City of Houston residents also have another option for recycling. They can place their tree curbside on their scheduled Tree Waste day. For more information, visit the city of Houston's website.