25 Dec '11, 6pm

Do you know where to recycle your Christmas tree?

Over 30 million Christmas trees are tossed out every year in the U.S., so if you have a cut tree make sure it meets an organic end--plan ahead to recycle your tree. Many communities offer curbside pick up of trees, others have drop off locations or wood chipping services. But most communities only collect trees during a specific time period. If you miss it, your tree will wind up in a landfill where even the most natural trash is unlikely to decompose. Figure out now where and when to recycle your tree by checking with your city or local sanitation department, or look online on Earth911 . What might happen to your tree? Christmas trees are often used as mulch for water conservation and weed control, along hiking paths, sunk in lakes as habitat for fish or even turned into fuel at biomass plants. Tips Remove all ornaments and tinsel from your tree and don't put your tree in...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/living/stuff/recycle-your-christmas-t...

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