Treecycling Made Simple: Recycle Your Christmas Tree Using Earth 911

Do Not Trash That Christmas Tree -- Treecycle It!

Instead of disposing of your Christmas tree with the rest of your holiday trash, Earth 911 ( reminds you to recycle your tree this year with Earth 911's searchable list of 4000 tree recycling options.

With everyone looking to go green this holiday, Earth 911 provides tips and tools for a sustainable season. Using Earth 911, you can search by state and city for drop-off centers, pick-up programs and other treecycling events. Earth 911 shows you where to recycle your tree as well as other holiday products that can be recycled or re-used.

One holiday product that can't be recycled is an artificial Christmas tree, so Earth 911 encourages everyone to purchase real trees in the future. Artificial trees contain lead, so they should be disposed of with other household hazardous products.

More than 35 Christmas tree varieties can be recycled into chippings (used for everything from mulch to hiking trails), beachfront erosion prevention, shoreline stabilization, fish habitat and sedimentation management. Real Christmas trees are as green as it gets - for every living tree harvested, at least three seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.

About Earth 911
Earth 911 ( empowers people to act locally and live sustainably through its comprehensive online network, providing community-specific resources and education that makes recycling an easy, practical solution. Earth 911 is partnered with the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), the professional organization representing nearly 5,000 farms and retailers engaged in growing and selling real Christmas Trees to nearly 30 million consumers.

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