Holiday Tree Recycling and Mulch Pick-Up

If you celebrate the holidays by decorating a fresh-cut tree and would like to recycle it to be turned into mulch, the City of San Antonio is offering an opportunity to do so. You can also take home the mulch for your garden while supplies last–great for adding nutrition to the soil, maintaining soil moisture, protecting roots from frost, and preventing weeds.

From the San Antonio Express News:

San Antonio residents have several opportunities this month to recycle their fresh-cut Christmas trees.

Twenty locations around the city will accept trees for recycling from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. January 7, 8, 14, and 15.

Residents should remove decorations, stands, nails and wrappings from the trees, and those more than 6 feet tall should be cut in half.

For more information on the recycling sites and instructions, visit

While supplies last, participants can obtain mulch at the recycling sites.

Read more:

Follow this link for a list of drop-off locations and map:


Looking for environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional fresh-cut trees for next year?
Click here for an article from The Daily Green for some creative ideas. 


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