City of DeKalb
Thu December 27, 2012
What To Do With Old Christmas Trees
In DeKalb, Waste Management will collect old Christmas trees from December 31-January 7.
For more information on Christmas tree disposal in your area, contact Waste Management
In a national survey, 66% of consumers who selected a Real Christmas Tree said they recycled theirs in community programs. Real Christmas Trees are recycled for five main types of large-scale uses for post-harvest trees. These are:
- Chipping (chippings are used for various things from mulch to hiking trails)
- Beachfront erosion prevention
- Lake and river shoreline stabilization
- Fish habitat
- River delta sedimentation management
Today around 98% of Real Christmas Trees are grown on farms throughout all 50 states and Canada. Real Trees are planted to be harvested just as corn and/or pumpkins are cultivated for harvest.
**This information courtesy of the National Christmas Tree Association and the Illinois Christmas Tree Association