Recycle your Christmas tree for a greener Philadelphia

Now that the holidays have come to an end, sadly, it's time to dispose of our beloved Christmas trees. This year, instead of lugging your tree out to the curb and leaving it as trash, recycle it in an eco-friendly way so that the tree that once brought you so much joy, can keep providing happiness in other ways.

For two weeks, the Philadelphia Streets department will be collecting Christmas trees to be composted and/or shredded for mulch. The program will run from Monday, January 7 through Saturday, January 19.

The Christmas trees should be free of all decorations, ornaments, plastic bags and wrappings. They should also be untied.

You can drop off your trees to any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers from Monday through Saturday - 8 am to 6 pm: 3033 South 63rd Street, Domino Lane and Umbria Street, and State Road and Ashburner Street.

Remember, in order for the trees to be appropriately recycled, you must deliver them to the above mentioned locations. If you leave them out on the curb, even if it's with your recyclables, it will be disposed of.

For more information on other Christmas tree programs, visit Philadelphia Streets.