Christmas Tree Disposal Tips

After the Holiday

Taking down your Christmas tree is one of the least fun parts of the year. Not only can it be a tedious task of carefully removing the ornaments and unraveling the hundreds of lights, but it also marks the end of the beloved Holiday season. Once you’ve got everything removed from your tree, you’ll either need to pack it up for next-year or dispose of it.

Live Christmas Tree Disposal Options

One option of disposing of your live Christmas tree is to leave it curbside for your local trash pick-up, but just be sure all decorations and lighting is removed. You can even look for environmentally friendly ways to toss it too. According to the folks at Popular Science, one option is to turn it into mulch or see if your municipality has a program where they do that and spread the new mulch into local parks. One other fun option is to contact your local zoo and ask if they are accepting tree donations. Apparently, large cats love to play with the conifers and will react to the trees as if it were catnip.

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Artificial Tree Disposal Options

Like live trees, your artificial tree may be placed curbside for your bulk trash pick-up. If you are able to break it down, you may also be able to dispose of it in your trash can, however, it’s best to call your trash pick-up provider to confirm beforehand. If you want to go the more sustainable route, you’ll want to consider donating your artificial tree to a thrift store or another family. Repurposing some of its parts into a wreath or garland for next year is another great way to stay environmentally friendly.

Ordering a Dumpster 

In the event you want to toss your Christmas trees as well as a bunch of other household junk, give us a call! We have a variety of dumpster rental sizes available and guarantee next-day service from our professional staff. Every single one of our dumpster rentals include our driveway protection system at no extra cost and each has double-doors in the back for easy loading. Contact us to learn more or call us at 727-475-1080 to schedule yours now!