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    Philadelphia Christmas Tree Recycling: 2013-2014

    Philadelphia Christmas Tree Recycling 2013- 2014Happy holidays, readers!

    Now that you’re finished unwrapping those gifts, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your Christmas tree. Whatever you do, don’t leave them on your curb – the city dumps them straight in the landfill, where the beautiful trees remain tree corpses forever. Or as the NLNA (Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association) brilliantly put it in their newsletter, “For the fifth year in a row, the City of Philadelphia will not be curbside collecting holiday trees for recycling. As a result, any trees left at the curb will go into landfills or incinerators, causing air and water pollution and contributing to global warming.” Kudos for the clarification. :-) Regardless of the location, make sure to remove all decorations and lights before you recycle the trees.

    Here are the 2013-2014 Christmas Tree recycling options in Philadelphia:

    Saturday, January 4th Treecycling:

    Sunday, January 5th Treecycling:

    • Logan Square: 9:30a -12:30p at the former Boy Scouts building parking lot
    • Fairmount/ Art Museum: 1p – 4p at 22nd and Brown Sts.
    • Chestnut Hill: 9:30a – 12:30p at the Norwood Fontbonne School
    • Mount Airy: 1p – 4p at Gabbie’s Garden
    • East Falls: 12p – 4p at Ridge Ave and Scotts Lane

    Philadelphia – Christmas Tree City Drop-Off Program:

    Through January 18

    From Jan. 6th to Jan. 18th, Philadelphia residents may drop off their undecorated trees at the Streets Department’s Sanitation Convenience Centers, open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday:

    • 3033 S. 63rd St.
    • Domino Lane at Umbria Street
    • State Road at Ashburner Street

    Updates: Marple Township trees (naked, without tinsel or ornaments) will be collected curbside. They’ll be picked up by a separate truck ongoing.

    Newtown Township will be picked up & recycled from Monday, January 6th to Friday, January 17th, curbside & naked as well.

    About Julie Hancher

    Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with eco-friendly wine and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Pounce DeLeon.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • joe

      I assume that Fairmount, et al collections will be on Sunday, January 5, not December 5, as stated.

    • http://www.greenphillyblog.com/ Julie

      You are correct Joe. Thanks for pointing that out – it is now updated!