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How to Get Rid of Your Christmas Tree Around the Main Line

Keep your Christmas green and recycle your tree.

Oh, Christmas tree. Now that the holidays are over, that once-festive tree is shedding pine needles all over the place, and it’s time to get that thing out of your home. Why not do the environmentally friendly thing and recycle it?
Luckily, there are many options for this, including plenty of places to drop off that conifer. Just make sure you take all the lights and decorations off first!

Bennett Compost

January 9 and 16 for pick-up; drop off on January 9
Not sure what to do with your Christmas tree? For the tenth year in a row, Bennett Compost has you covered! They’re partnering with the South Philly Civic Association / Passyunk Square Civic Association for a drop-off option at Columbus Sq. Park (13th & Wharton), and will also be picking up trees curbside the first weekends of January. Just sign up online to reserve!

Lower Merion

The Township will begin the collection of trees (which must be placed curbside) during the first two weeks in January on the regular refuse collection day. Because the first week of January is a holiday collection week due to the observance of New Years Day, tree collection will be the same as the holiday collection day. Residents may also dispose of Christmas trees at the Public Works Complex located at 1300 N Woodbine Avenue in Penn Valley. All ornaments, stands and other decorations must be removed.

Upper Main Line YMCA

1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road, Berwyn
UMLY will use the trees as winter wildlife habitat in their Cassatt Preserve and then woodchip them for their trails this summer. Trees may be dropped off next to the Greenhouse (behind the Maintenance Garage off of the Camp Loop Driveway) during normal facility hours at any time throughout this winter.

Image by Antigone_gone from Pixabay 

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