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Disposing of Your Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree brings greenery inside, smells wonderful, and provides a central focus for many of our holiday traditions. But when the holidays are over, what do you do with your tree?

Cut trees can go out by the curb with your yard waste for your waste disposal service to pick up and recycle. Check if any special steps are required. Some cities and towns will recycle the trees into mulch or compost.

If you bought a potted living Christmas tree this year, make sure you plant it! Pick a spot where it'll thrive, and where you can enjoy it from inside of your home. Maybe next year you can even decorate it, and have an outdoor Christmas tree as well as one indoors.


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