If you put up Christmas decorations, you love them, but taking them down is another story. But this week is often the time that we try to turn our apartments in Glen Allen, VA are turned back to normal.
So you may be taking down your tree this week or next, but do you know what you are going to do with it?
There are plenty of opportunities in the Richmond area to recycle your Christmas tree, although it is up to you to deliver them to the recycling location. At The Gardens at Twin Hickory we recommend wrapping your tree in a blanket or a tarp before putting that tree in your car. Just look at the pine needles in your apartment and you’ll know why.
Did you know that there are approximately 28 million real Christmas trees sold in the US every year? About 93% of those trees are recycled because real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.
In the Richmond area the recycled trees will be ground into mulch. This is just another way to recycle and go green.
Be sure to remove all tinsel, bulbs, and lights from the tree.
On Saturday, January 15, the city of Richmond will hold its second Christmas tree recycling program called “Bring One for the Chipper 2010.” You are invited to recycle their Christmas trees by having the city chip them into mulch for use in landscaping. The event will take place at the Parker Field Annex, 1710 Robin Hood Road, across from the Arthur Ashe Center, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 15. Also, Christmas trees can be dropped off from December 26 through January 14 at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road and the Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 N. Hopkins Road.