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iUTMB  •  Published Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2:24 PM

Christmas Tree Recycling: Dec. 20 - Jan. 12

Christmas trees can be more than just a symbol of celebration during the holidays this year. Turned into mulch, they can provide benefits year-round. UTMB and the City of Galveston encourage everyone to go green this holiday season by recycling your Christmas trees. Galveston’s 24th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Drive runs December 20th through January 12th. 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.

Drop Off Sites:

1. UTMB: December 20th – January 12th. Please drop off trees at the open-top dumpster at Lindale Park, 400 Marine St; collection site is near the Eco-Center recycle bins.

2. Galveston Eco-Center: December 26th – January 12th. Please drop off trees at the Eco-Center, 702 61st Street. The facility will be closed January 1.

Questions? Please contact Angela McDowell, Sustainability Coordinator, at 409-747-2959, or ammcdowe@utmb.edu .