Go green this holiday season and help Galveston divert 1,000 trees from the landfill this year.
Christmas trees can be more than just a symbol of celebration during the holidays this year. Turned into mulch, trees can provide benefits year-round. Galveston Partners in Composting—UTMB, the City of Galveston, and Moody Gardens — encourages everyone to go green this holiday season by recycling your Christmas trees.
Galveston’s Christmas Tree Recycling Drive runs through January 20. All live evergreen trees, including flocked trees, will be accepted. Wood stands will also be accepted. To ready your tree for recycling, please remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, and plastic or metal stands; wood stands are permitted. “We would like to double, or even triple, the number we receive annually,” said Ken Steblein, UTMB recycling coordinator. “The mulch we make from the recycled trees will be used in Galveston’s landscape during spring planting, but we could use a lot more.” Galveston Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Drop Off Sites:
1. UTMB: December 23 – January 20. Please drop off trees at the open-top dumpster at the base of the water tower on the corner of Port Holiday Drive & Harborside Drive.
2. City Eco-Center: Now – January 20. Please drop off trees at the Eco-Center, 702 61st Street. The facility will be closed December 23, 24, 25,and 26, and January 2.
3. City Tree Collection Schedule: Friday, January 13: City crews will collect trees 61st Street East to 1st Street. Please place trees curbside by 7:30 AM that morning. Friday, January 20: City crews will collect trees 61st Street West to Point San Luis. Please place trees curbside by 7:30 AM that morning.
Questions? For more information about UTMB’s program please call Ken Steblein, (409) 747-2959. To discuss collections at the Eco-Center please call Gene Williamson, (409) 741-1446. Inquiries about curbside tree collection should be directed to Kevin Matthews, (409) 741-2215.