Saying Farewell to Your Festive Fir: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Broward County

Saying Farewell to Your Festive Fir: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Broward County

By Sharon Aron Baron

After the holiday season comes to a close, it’s essential to know how to properly dispose of your Christmas tree in an environmentally friendly way. 

If you’re a resident of Broward County, several options are available for recycling or disposing of your tree through Monday, January 16, 2023.

One is to have your tree collected curbside during the first two weeks of January. However, before placing your tree out for pickup, it’s important to ensure that you have removed all non-organic materials, such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, and stands.

Flocked trees are usually accepted, but artificial trees are not. If your tree is larger than the standard 6-7 foot size, you may need to cut it in half to make it acceptable for pickup.

Once your tree has been collected, it will typically be chipped and turned into mulch, often made available to county residents for free. It’s important to note that you should never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove, as doing so could contribute to creosote buildup and increase the risk of a chimney fire.

Park Locations for Tree Recycling

Last year Broward County Parks recycled more than 5,000 trees, representing tons of material that would otherwise have gone to landfills.

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron
Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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