The City’s Tree Cycling and Holiday Box collection sites will be available just a few more days, through Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Natural, undecorated and unflocked trees may be dropped off at the Municipal Service Center, 1260 Columbia Dr., and will be turned into mulch and compost to help beautify city parks and landscapes and sold to residents at a discount. Year-round, trees may also be set out at the curb and picked up as part of the City’s weekly Brush and Bulky Item Collection (BABIC).

Large, flattened cardboard gift boxes (too big to fit into regular recycling bags) may be taken to special box recycling bins located at four sites around the city:

  • Custer Park  
    700 W. Renner Rd. (near the tennis courts)
  • Recycle Center (available year-round)  
    102 N. Cottonwood Dr.
  • 1500 Apollo Rd. (near the Huffhines Tennis Center courts)
  • Breckinridge Park  
    5200 Park Vista Rd. (near the baseball complex)

Contact: 972-744-4111 for BABIC pick-up; be sure to request that the tree be collected for composting.

Get Started in Backyard Composting—Free Online Class Feb. 1
Cost: Free (registration required here)
Tuesday, Feb. 1
6 p.m.

In this 45-minute Texas SmartScape™ class, learn how to make your yard/garden healthier (and reduce waste sent to the landfill) by turning yard and kitchen scraps into lush compost. Compost piles can be made in a variety of ways and used for a variety of different purposes.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of composting
  • Designing a pile
  • Container composting options
  • Effective methods to yield high-quality compost
  • How and when to use it

The class will be taught by a Tarrant County Master Gardener. Stick around after the presentation for a live Q&A session. Texas SmartScape™ is a program of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.