MCALLEN, Texas – In effort to deter illegal dumping and save space in landfills, the McAllen Recycling Center is accepting Christmas Trees from residents of any city.
You can take your tree to the recycling center or composting facility and receive a free bag of compost. In order for the tree to be accepted, remove all decorations and tinsel.
The city’s composting supervisor says how recycling your Christmas tree benefits the environment.
Liza Valdez, Composting Supervisor – City of McAllen, “Our process is to grind up these trees. Once they’re ground up we mulch it and we sell that mulch so people can use it for a vegetable garden or plants or around a tree to help retain the moisture and deter some insects.”
The cities of Mission, Weslaco and Edinburg have also started Christmas tree recycling programs.
City of Mission:
105 Abelino Farias Street
Jan. 6th – Feb. 3rd
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
For more information 956-583-2564
City of Weslaco:
Weslaco Public Works Department
1912 Joe Stephens Avenue
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
For more information 956-973-3146
City of Edinburg:
Edinburg Recycling Center – 3102 S. Business 281 – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Edinburg Regional Landfill – 8601 N. Jasman Road – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Edinburg Service Center – 1201 S. Doolittle Road – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Christmas trees can also be placed curbside and will be collected with regular trash starting on Jan. 6 until Jan. 24.