Before you buy a Christmas tree think about how you want to dispose of it. The best thing is to keep it out of the landfill, but in order to recycle your tree you must purchase one that is not flocked and don’t add flocking or tinsel to your Christmas tree. After Christmas remove your tree from the stand, remove all lights and ornaments and recycle your tree.
Two options to Recycle Your Christmas Tree
For those of you who want to help restore our “Brazoria County” sand dunes bring your Christmas tree to the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, 5800 Magnolia Dr., Pearland, TX 77584 during the centers operating hours, M-F 8AM-5PM, Sat 9AM-1PM (center will be open Jan. 1) – those dumping outside the gate when the center is closed can be fined up to $200), trees will be accepted from December 26, 2013 to January 18, 2014.
Trees for the Dunes Project will also be accepted at the Brazoria County Precinct 2 Work Yard 7315 Corporate Dr, Manvel, TX Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM. This work yard is approximately 2 miles east of the SH288 and SH6 intersection. It is behind the Brazoria County Service Center (turn onto Corporate drive and pass the service center building). There is a cable link fence surrounding the work yard, with a gate that is unlocked during operating hours.
Trees collected at these sites in Pearland and Manvel will be used for the Brazoria County Dune Project on January 25, 2014. At 9:00AM Volunteers will meet at Quintana Beach County Park and Stahlman Park, Surfside to rebuild, restore and strengthen our dune line against storm surges. There will be a lunch following the staking of the trees. For more information about the Dunes Day project call James Glover (979) 864-1541 or Patty Brinkmeyer (979) 233-1461.
If you can’t transport your tree, live in a single-family dwelling, and reside within Pearland City of limits then your tree can be set out curbside on your Green Waste Day (second trash day of the week). These trees will go to a commercial composting facility where they are chopped up for mulch at the facility along with the rest of your green waste.
If you are interested in participating in or learning about future KPB events, please do not hesitate to contact KPB at (281) 652-1659. Information can also be found on our website at www.mykpb.org and on our Facebook page.
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