Before you buy a live Christmas tree this year think about how you want to dispose of it. The environmentally responsible thing is to keep the tree out of the landfill. BUT in order to recycle your tree you must avoid flocking and tinsel of any type.
So, when you head out to find that perfect live Christmas tree for your house don’t purchase a flocked tree and don’t add flocking or tinsel to your Christmas tree at home. After Christmas remove your tree from the stand, remove all tinsel (if you added any), lights and ornaments and recycle your tree by one of these options.
Option one: The Stella Roberts Recycling Center
For those of you who want to help restore our “Brazoria County” sand dunes via the Dunes Day Project take your Christmas tree to the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, 5800 Magnolia Dr., Pearland, TX 77584 during the centers operating hours, Tuesday-Friday 8AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-1PM (center will be closed Jan. 1) – those dumping outside the gate when the center is closed can be fined up to $200. Trees will be accepted from December 27, 2016 to January 19, 2017. The recycling center will be closed Dec 31, 2016 – January 2, 2017.
Option two: Manvel Location
Trees for the Dunes Project will also be accepted at the Brazoria County Precinct 2 Work Yard 7315 Corporate Dr, Manvel, TX during the yards operating hours, Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM. This work yard is approximately 2 miles east of the SH288 and SH6 intersection. It is behind the Brazoria County Service Center (turn onto Corporate drive and pass the service center building). There is a cable link fence surrounding the work yard, with a gate that is unlocked during operating hours.
Option three: Green Waste Day
If you can’t transport your tree, you live in a single-family dwelling and you are within Pearland City of limits, your tree can be set out curbside on your green waste day (visit http://copgisweb.ci.pearland.tx.us/web/index.htm to look up your day by your address). These trees will go to a commercial composting facility where they are chopped up for mulch at the facility along with the rest of your green waste.