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How to get rid of a Christmas Tree responsibly

Christmas has passed and the holidays are coming to a close. The Christmas music has stopped and the New Years diets have begun. You've started to take down the ornaments and lights and you're putting them back into storage boxes only to be brought out again next winter. Once all the decorations are put away, you may be wondering, "How do I get rid of my tree responsibly?". Well we're here to help!


If you have a fake tree, just box that baby up and store it with the rest of your decorations. If you have a real tree, there are tons of options for how to dispose of your holiday staple.


  1. Compost it in your backyard: You can just chop up your tree and add it to your backyard compost! This is a super easy way to keep your tree out of the landfill.

  2. Earth911: This website has an awesome search tool where you can enter your zip code to find a list of ways to recycle your tree in your area! They not only tell you where your tree can be recycled but also how to best recycle your tree. Their website is awesome!

  3. Home Depot: Check with your local Home Depot to see if they take trees back. Many partner with local tree companies to take used trees and turn them into mulch after the holidays!

There are plenty of options to take care of your Christmas tree responsibly and it's easier than ever to do so! Choose the best option for you and run with it. You'll feel great that you're getting rid of your tree responsibly instead of sending it to the landfill! :)

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