I'm not rushing you, but when you’re ready to say goodbye to the 2020 Christmas season, here’s some information about what to do with your Christmas tree.
Well... Dried out Christmas trees become increasingly flammable as days go by, so maybe I am rushing you just a little bit.
Most towns and cities recycle Christmas trees for mulch, so recycling your tree is a way of “paying it forward.”
Here are soe great links & info for information on how to recycle Christmas trees in various towns and cities around the Triangle. There are options for curbside pickup and drop-off at recycling centers. There's even a farm that would love Christmas tree donations for their goats to eat!
Remove artificial decorations, including wire, tinsel, lights, etc. Place the item at your curb y 7 a.m. on your scheduled yard waste collection day. MORE INFO
The City of Raleigh has offered some recycling tips for the holiday season. MORE INFO
The Town of Apex is collecting real Christmas trees as part of regular yard waste collection services. Remove all decorations from trees, including any nails from the stand, and place at the curb for pickup on your scheduled day. MORE INFO
You can drop off your tree at several Wake County convenience centers and parks.
All facilities are closed January 1st, but starting January 2nd, here’s the schedule:
Wake County Convenience Centers
Hours: 7 days a week, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Site 1: 10505 Old Stage Road, Garner
Site 2: 6120 Old Smithfield Road, Apex
Site 4: 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh
Site 11: 5051 Wendell Blvd., Wendell
What About Goats??
Awww.... Goats love eating Christmas trees! Some farms happily collect old Christmas trees for their very appreciative goats.
Hux Family Farm, at 1923 Shaw Road, Durham, has put out a call for Christmas trees! They’re looking for pine trees with as few chemicals as possible on them. Text 9196667258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org about drop-off. They promise lots of pictures and videos of their goats chomping on the trees!
A second area farm that has expressed an interest in Christmas trees for their goats is The Dean Farm, 2690 Wendell Blvd, Wendell. They say to just pull into the driveway and throw them out! But you might want to contact them to make sure that they’re still looking for trees. 919-624-0685 or email@example.com.
Hill Ridge Farms, 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, has also said they’d love some Christmas trees for their goats. Check their Facebook page before you go to see if they have any updates.
Consult your municipality’s solid waste services website for information.
A Note of Caution
When you put curbside might give potential burglars an idea of what new items are in your house, like televisions and game consoles. So, you might want to consider dropping those boxes off at drop-off centers instead.
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