The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department staff members are collecting Christmas trees for recycling. Trees may be dropped off in the gravel lot across from the playground and will be accepted until February 3rd, 2017.
Most were cooking related, but these festive fire dangers will continue, they said, if people are not careful with their live Christmas trees. "Chipping the trees is a green way to keep them out of our landfills, creeks, rivers, and streams".
Raquel Padilla, customer service supervisor with Lubbock solid waste, previously told A-J Media that residents are asked to remove all decorations, the metal stand and any plastic from a Christmas tree before dropping it off.
"As the tree catches fire, it is in a contained environment to where the fire hits the ceiling, hits the thermal barrier and then all of a sudden the heat starts to drop from the ceiling down lower until it catches everything else in the room on fire", said Palmer. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has released guidelines for proper Christmas tree disposal along with ways to repurpose them.
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Lubbockites can turn this year's Christmas tree into next year's garden mulch. Firefighters volunteer to pick up the trees in exchange for a donation to the Red Deer Firefighters Children's Charity to support local children's charities.
"We still use the mulch", he said.
In early spring a helicopter will pick up the trees and drop them in the Canyon Ferry Reservoir. They also may place a single 5-foot or smaller tree or section of a tree next to their cart for no additional charge.
Other types of miscellaneous holiday recycling can be taken to an event on January 7, from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., at Cascade Middle School, 13900 N.E. 18th St., in Vancouver. Apple Valley Waste will donate half of the proceeds from the Christmas tree curbside collection to the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle; Martinsburg-Berkeley County Unit.