Say Goodbye to Your Tree in Style: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Say Goodbye to Your Tree in Style: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Broward County

By Sharon Aron Baron

After the holiday season comes to a close, it’s essential to know how to properly dispose of your Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly way. 

First, the City of Tamarac’s Public Services Department is accepting live Christmas trees during regular business hours at the Public Services Complex, at 6011 Nob Hill Road, until Friday, January 20. The Christmas trees must be free from decorations, and the mulch will be re-purposed for city landscaping projects.

One option is to have your tree collected curbside during the first two weeks of January. However, before placing your tree out for pickup, it’s important to ensure that you have removed all non-organic materials, such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, and stands.

Flocked trees are usually accepted, but artificial trees are not. If your tree is larger than the standard 6-7 foot size, you may need to cut it in half to make it acceptable for pickup.

Once your tree has been collected, it will typically be chipped and turned into mulch, often made available to county residents for free. It’s important to note that you should never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove, as doing so could contribute to creosote buildup and increase the risk of a chimney fire.

The third option is to take it to a Broward County park for recycling through Monday, January 16, 2023.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.

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