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Go Green With Your Evergreen: Christmas Tree Recycling

As we wrap up the holiday season, the Christmas decorations will soon head to into storage.

The City of Austin is encouraging residents to recycle their live Christmas trees. If you have curbside collection, just put the tree there by 6:30 a.m. on your trash day. Make sure all decorations are removed. Trees over six feet should be cut in half.

If you live in an apartment or somewhere else where you don’t get curbside collection, you can drop trees off at Zilker Park this weekend or next weekend.

Waste Management is also offering free tree recycling in Travis and Williamson Counties. Just drop the trees off at the landfill. The free recycling initiative started on Dec. 26 and will end Jan. 12.

City of Austin trash collection will “slide back” one day because of the New Year’s holiday. So if your trash is supposed to be picked up today, it will be picked up tomorrow. Trash collection schedules will return to normal starting Monday.

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