27 December 2007
Xmas FINISH, DODO with your Xmas Tree? Treecycle!
Just throw the Xmas tree out front with your garbage? DON'T!!! Why?
"It takes years for anything - even organic things like Xmas trees - to breakdown in a landfill. Since most landfills are compacted so tightly, there's usually not enough air for trash (even trees) to biodegrade. Finding a community tree recycling program is the way (for your tree) to go. Tree recyclers turn trees into wood chips, which can be used to help prevent erosion on beaches and hiking trails. Many cities operate seasonal curbside tree-recycling programs."
Does your city operate seasonal curbside tree-recycling program, in other words, 'treecycle'? Here's how to find out:
Enter your zip code to find a nearby Christmas tree recycling program:
National Christmas Tree Association
Article/quote credit: http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/archives/tree_ya_later/#When:05:50:00Z
Photo credit: http://www.touchingharmstheart.com/index.php?s=discarded