Old Christmas trees can benefit Brazoria County beaches if donated to the “Trees for Dunes” project, one of two options for tree recycling available for local residents.
The Brazoria County Dune Project is set Jan. 24, 2015, when volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at Quintana Beach County Park and Stahlman Park, Surfside.
The donated trees are used to rebuild, restore and strengthen the dune line against storm surges. The work will be followed by lunch and planting of grass and staking of trees.
To donate trees to this project, bring them – without decorations or stands – to the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, 5800 Magnolia Dr. in Pearland, during the center’s operating hours. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note the center will be closed and trees cannot be dropped off on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Trees will be accepted now through Jan. 19.
Trees for the Dunes donations will also be accepted at the Brazoria County Precinct 2 Work Yard, 7315 Corporate Dr. in Manvel. Hours for this location are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The work yard is approximately 2 miles east of the State Highway 288 and the State Highway 6 intersection, behind the Brazoria County Service Center. There is a cable link fence surrounding the work yard, and the gate that is unlocked during operating hours.
For more information about the Dunes Day project, call James Glover at 979-864-1541 or Patty Brinkmeyer 979-233-1461.
For those who can’t transport their trees and who live in single-family homes inside the Pearland city limits, trees can be recycled curbside on Green Waste Day.
Green Waste Day is scheduled on the second trash day of the week. Trees recycled curbside will go to a commercial composting facility where they are chopped up for mulch at the facility along with the rest of green waste.