iUTMB • Published Friday, December 20, 2013, 11:09 AM
Christmas Tree Recycling
Go green this holiday season! Help Galveston divert 1,000 trees from the landfall 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 and the City of Galveston,— encourages everyone to go green this holiday season by recycling your Christmas trees. Galveston’s 20th annual 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.
Drop Off Sites:
1. UTMB: December 20 – January 20. Please drop off trees at the open-top dumpster at the Lindale Park off of Marine Street; collection site is near the Eco-Center recycle bins.
2.Galveston Eco-Center: Now – January 20. Please drop off trees at the Eco-Center, 702 61st Street. The facility will be closed December 24, 25, and January 1.
3. City Tree Collection Schedule: Friday, January 10: City crews will collect trees 61st Street East to 1st Street. Please place trees curbside by 7:30 AM that morning. Saturday, January 11: City crews will collect trees 61st Street West to Point San Luis. Please place trees curbside by 7:30 AM that morning.
4. League City area: League City Recycling Center, 1535 Dickinson Ave. A sign will indicate where to place the trees.