For all you hardcore natural tree folk, the Chron.com has information on how to recycle those trees before regular pick-up. Below you will find the details for the City of Houston. For other cities within the metropolis, follow this link back to Chron.com
Those who don’t want to wait for their curbside days to roll around can drop off their bare trees until Jan. 9 — except for New Year’s Day — at the following sites:
CITY OF HOUSTON
Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted
• Sunbeam Neighborhood Depository: 5100 Sunbeam
• Central Neighborhood Depository: 2240 Central St.
• Kirkpatrick Neighborhood Depository: 5565 Kirkpatrick
• Windfern Neighborhood Depository: 6023 Windfern
• N. Main Neighborhood Depository: 9003 N. Main
• Southwest Neighborhood Depository:10785 SW Frwy
• Doss Park: 2500 Frick Rd. (Gates close at 5 p.m.)
• Memorial Park Ball Fields 4 and 5: 7300 Memorial Drive
• T.C. Jester Park: 4200 T.C. Jester West
• Kingwood: 4102 Rustic Woods Drive
• Ellington Airport: Highway 3 at Brantley Road
• Westpark Consumer Recycling Center: 5900 Westpark (Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Learn more at www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/christmastree_recycling.html
LIVING EARTH TECHNOLOGY
Open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Jan. 9
(Living Earth is the company that composts the city of Houston’s Christmas trees at no cost.)
• 5625 Crawford
• 1503 Industrial Drive
• 1700 Highway 90A East
• 12202 Cutten Road
• 16138 Highway 6
• 5210 S. Sam Houston Pkwy.
Learn more at www.livingearth.net/contact/
THE GROUND UP
This Houston landscaping company will grind up dropped-off trees into mulch. There’s a limit of two trees per family.
• 9945 Windfern Road in northwest Houston
• 19102 FM 1093 Road in the Richmond/Katy area .
Learn more at www.thegroundup.com/index.php/contact/.