DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Now that the holidays are over, you may be wondering what to do with your Christmas tree; there’s several ways to give it a second life through recycling or re-purposing it.
Delray Beach is offering its residents the opportunity to do so curbside. They’re asking residents to remove all the decorations, lights and tinsel from the live Christmas tree and place it on the curb on your regularly-scheduled yard waste pick-up day. If you do not have curbside pick-up, you can drop off your tree at one of three locations within the city from December 26 to January 15.
Delray Beach live tree drop-off locations:
Barwick Park, 735 Barwick Road
Orchard View Park, 4060 Germantown Road
Knowles Park, 1001 South Federal Highway
In Boca Raton, a similar project is underway. Residents can drop their trees off at Countess de Hoernle Park (1000 Spanish River Blvd, southern end of the parking lot). That’s where the City’s Recreation Services Department will pick up the trees and chip them into mulch to be used at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
When it comes to curbside pick-up, it’s best to check with your individual city or municipality as it varies.
According to the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, residents can put their live, clean Christmas tree out on their regular yard waste collection day. If it’s larger than six feet, it will need to be cut down before being placed outside for pickup. Most Christmas tree recycle programs run December 26th through the second or third week of January.