Recycling your Christmas Tree
- If you have a chipper, chip small limbs and add to the compost pile or use as mulch.
- If you don’t have a chipper, cut branches off and place on top of landscaped beds for mulch. In the spring, the needles will have fallen off and the larger twigs can be removed and added to the brush or compost pile.
- Consider placing your tree in the back of the garden to use as a bird feeder and refuge. Eventually the tree will become brittle and can be taken apart and chipped into mulch.
- If you have access, consider submerging your tree in a private fishpond. The tree creates “structure” in the pond and becomes a fish feeding refuge.
- Folkstone Convenience Center Site at 320 Old Folkstone Rd, Holly Ridge (Sneads Ferry area just down the street from the Food Lion). Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ($1.00 per tree).
- Swansboro Convenience Center Site at 698 Swansboro Loop Rd, Swansboro. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ($1.00 per tree).
- Onslow County Landfill (Tree and Wood Pallet Recycle Area) $25.00 per ton. Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Recycling your Christmas tree will help to improve the soil and environment, provide wonderful smelling mulch, and substantially reduce the amount of waste entering the landfill.