Friday, 28 December 2018

How To Dispose Of Your Old Christmas Tree


When the most wonderful time of the year comes to an end you're left with plenty to dispose of. Wrapping paper, packaging from endless toys and cardboard boxes. Most of this debris can be easily discarded. But what do you do with that old Christmas tree?

The "Keep Georgia Beautiful" foundation has an annual recycling program offered across various counties in the state. Their event "Bring One For The Chipper" is a great way to dispose of your Christmas tree. Since the program has started an estimated 5.9 million trees have been recycled. Mulch from these trees has been used for playground, local government beautification projects and individual yards. To learn more about this event click on your county below.

Another popular way to get rid of those old trees is to sink them in local lakes and ponds. Christmas trees make great habitats for many species of fish. As woody plant tissue starts to decompose a whole new series of vegetation occurs (phytoplankton and various algaes). Zooplankton (AKA waterfleas) populate on this new vegetation attracting small insects, snails, crayfish etc who in turn attract the larger species we cherish. As the saying goes, "Find the bait and you'll find the fish."

Recycling is always the best option when it comes to your old Christmas trees. Giving back to the Earth that so graciously provided you with a tree is only fair. 

Click HERE to learn why burning your Christmas tree is never a safe option!

As always, if you have more than just an old tree to dispose of make sure you give Bin There Dump That Dumpster Rentals a call!