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Ditch the Tree

The Christmas holiday is over. A sad thing to think of, indeed.
recycle christmas tree

The Christmas holiday is over. A sad thing to think of, indeed. Now it’s time to take down all of the beautiful decorations the home is adorned with and…wait, where should the tree go?! For all who own live trees year after year, this question may be easily answered. However, for those who are new to the whole real tree concept may be unsure.

Don’t wait until yard trimming collection picks back up on January 4 to recycle all live trees and greenery. Remove everything pretty—lights, ornaments, stands, decorations—and then take your green (or perhaps more brown, for some) tree to the recycling drop-off at one of the four sites around Plano, and the same is true if you choose to wait for collection at home. Drop-off sites are available Saturday, December 26 through January 3, and again, for procrastinators home collection begins Monday, January 4.

Also, those dang string of lights that seem to always become such a mess after undressing the tree can be recycled too! Check out the electronics recycling program that is offered Saturday, January 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Does the junk or garage room need dehoarding? Make certain each item is on the list of acceptable electronics.

Drop-off Site Locations
  • Carpenter Park, 6701 Coit Rd.
  • Old Shepard Place Park, 1301 Winding Hollow Ln.
  • Russell Creek Park, 3500 McDermott Rd.
  • Schell Park, 2100 Laurel Ln.


When: Saturday, December 26–Sunday, January 3

Where: four locations listed above


When: Saturday, January 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, Texas