Recycle Your Tree Responsibly This Holiday Season

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Athens Services collects and recycles more than 100,000 Christmas trees each holiday season. According to Statista, each holiday tree disposed of at a landfill will generate 35 pounds of greenhouse gases as it decomposes.

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Athens Services collects and recycles more than 100,000 Christmas trees each holiday season. According to Statista, each holiday tree disposed of at a landfill will generate 35 pounds of greenhouse gases as it decomposes.

Athens makes it easy to reduce greenhouse gases from discarded holiday trees. Just place your tree curbside with your containers on your regular service day, and Athens will pick it up. Click here to view the holiday tree collection schedule for your city.

To make sure your tree is 100% recycled, follow these simple steps:

  • Remove stands, ornaments, lights, and tinsel
  • If your tree is more than six feet in length, please cut it in half
  • Place your holiday tree next to your containers on your regular pickup day
  • If you miss the tree pickup day, cut up your tree and place it in your organics waste container

Artificial trees and trees with flocking or fire retardants are NOT recyclable; they will be treated as trash and sent to a landfill. Please submit a pick-up request for these items here AthensServices.com/Bulky.

 

What Happens to Collected Holiday Trees?

Athens collects holiday trees and delivers them to the company’s American Organics compost facility in Victorville. The trees are processed and recycled into nutrient-rich compost that can be used in agriculture, public parks, and landscaping. Every year, Athens donates thousands of pounds of compost to local communities.

See how Athens recycles your holiday trees here  

Athens is committed to protecting the environment and promoting sustainable practices. Your assistance in keeping your neighborhood clean is appreciated! If you still have questions about how to dispose of your holiday tree, reach out to us at AthensServices.com/Customer

2021-22 Holiday Tree Collection Schedule

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