The City’s Public Services Department will hold its annual “Tree Cycling” program beginning Thursday to mulch and recycle Christmas trees discarded after the holiday.

Trees may be dropped off Dec. 26 – Feb. 1, 2020 at the Municipal Service Center located at 1260 Columbia Drive, or set out at the curb and picked up as part of the City’s Brush and Bulky Item (BABIC) Collection. The Service Center site will be open 24 hours, seven days a week; for BABIC pick-up, call 972-744-4111 and be sure to request that the tree be collected for composting. 

“We want to collect these trees because the City is part of a regional composting program that helps keep these trees out of landfill,” said Travis Switzer, assistant director of Public Services.

Tree cycling guidelines:

  • Trees must be natural (not artificial) and unflocked.
  • All ornaments, tinsel, tree stands, nails, lights, etc., must be removed. 
  • Calls for BABIC must be received before the designated collection day (your BABIC day is the same as your recycling day).

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