How to Dispose of A Christmas Tree
Now that the holidays a lot of us find ourselves wondering how to dispose of a Christmas Tree we purchased. No worries, I did the research for you. The information listed is straight from the city websites of Plano, Frisco, Allen, Prosper, McKinney and Little Elm, links and contact information included. Better hurry some of the opportunities end this weekend!
In Plano - For Questions call (972) 769-4150
Plano's Sustainability & Environmental Services Department will collect and recycle Christmas trees from residents beginning January 3, 2012. Prior to placing your tree out for collection, please remove the tree stand, lights and all ornaments and place the "raw" tree on the ground at your collection point. Please do NOT bag the tree.
Plano residents who live in apartments may recycle their Christmas trees between December 26, 2011 and January 9, 2012 at one of the following drop-off locations:
In Frisco - For Questions Call CDW at 972-392-9300
* Remove supports, electrical wiring, ornaments, nails and tinsel.
* Place tree at least three feet away from your trash and recycling carts on your regularly scheduled collection day.
* Trees must be 5 feet and/or 60 lbs. or smaller. If the tree is over 5 feet or 60 lbs., it must be cut into sections less than 5 feet or less than 60 lbs.
* Do not cover trees with a plastic bag, as this will prevent pick up.
* Flocked trees (trees with the white snow spray material) are not acceptable in this program. These flocked trees can be collected for a $10 charge by arranging pickup directly through C.W.D. at 972-392-9300.
* Do-It-Yourself disposal is also available for all trees at the Custer Road Transfer Station.
In Allen - For questions call 972-392-9300, select option 2
Beginning the day after Christmas for two weeks CWD will collect clean, natural Christmas trees from resident’s collection point for composting. Please remove stands and ALL ornaments including tinseled decor. Set at collection point allowing 2 feet of clearance from all obstacles including poly carts. Trees taller than 6 ft in height MUST be trimmed in 2 sections.
D-I-Y Christmas Tree Compost/Disposal Option: Clean & natural trees can be transported to Custer Transfer Station (Wood Grinding Facility) located at 9901 Custer Rd, ph# 214.495.7389 for composting. Residents MUST present current water bill & DL (Name on both documents MUST match).
Flocked trees cannot be composted these MUST be transported to the Custer Road Transfer Station located at 9901 Custer Rd, ph# 972.727.6341 for disposal. Residents MUST present current water bill & DL (Name on both documents MUST match).
In Prosper - For questions call 972-346-2640
Beginning on Monday, December 26th through January 13th, the Town of Prosper will have a Christmas tree disposal area behind Town Hall (located on Broadway). Look for the designated drop off point. The trees cannot be flocked and all decorations and nails must be removed.
In McKinney - For questions call 972-547-7385
Please remove lights and ornaments from tree. Trees with flocking not allowed. Homeowners may place your tree next to the trash bin on the regularly scheduled trash day for pick up by IESI from January 2nd through January 13th. (Not available for commercial locations.) You can also Drop off your tree starting December 26th at either of these drop-off locations:
Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex: 1986 Park View Avenue
McKinney Water Tower: Southwest corner of Eldorado Parkway & Alma Road
In Little Elm - For questions call 972-377-5565
Christmas tree recycling program available through Sunday, Jan. 8
The Town of Little Elm Christmas Tree recycling program for 2011-2012 will be located at the Courtesy Bulk Site located on Brenda Lane just west of the Preston on the Lakes intersection. Christmas trees will be received at the courtesy bulk site through January 8th. Hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until full. Christmas Trees must have lights, ornaments and stands removed prior to dropping at site. Site attendant will be on duty during hours of operation to answer any questions you have on how to dispose of a Christmas tree.