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    Where to Recycle Christmas Trees 2015: WCI Weds

    When you unstring your lights and pack up the ornaments this year, don’t you dare dream of tossing your tree on the streets!

    The Philadelphia Christmas Tree recycling is back.

    There is no curbside collection of Christmas trees for treecycling purposes. (Instead, those Christmas trees left on the curb will headed to a sad ending at the landfill).

    Avoid water and air pollution from tree burning and landfills, and instead take advantage of groups repurposing trees for chips to beautify the local parks of Philadelphia with that holiday spirit.

    Philadelphia Christmas Tree Recycling 2014-2015

    Good news for you: In 2015, the city of Philadelphia is offering 23 drop-off locations for Christmas tree recycling. The drop-off locations will be open from on Saturday January 10 & Saturday January 17, 2015 from 9am-3pm.

    Here are the locations to haul your trees (sans holly):

    • 66th & Haverford Ave
    • 54th & Woodbine Ave
    • 43rd & Powelton Ave
    • 72nd & Buist Ave
    • Broad & Christian St
    • 20th & Hartranft St
    • 15th & Bigler St
    • Corinthian & Poplar St
    • American & Thompson St
    • Graver Lane & Seminole
    • Cathedral & Ridge Ave
    • Washington Ln. & Ardleigh
    • Upsal & Lowber St
    • Fisher & Ognotz Ave
    • 5th & Chelten Ave
    • Castor & Foulkrod St
    • 1400 Cottman-Pennyway & Cottman Ave
    • 2901 Princeton Ave
    • 7901 Ridgeway St
    • 8101 Bustleton Ave
    • 2900 Comly Rd
    • 7231 Torresdale Ave
    • Intersection of Wayne Ave & Logan St

    For more information, visit Streets Department website.

    Alternate Philadelphia Tree Recycling Programs 2015

    Philadelphia Neighborhood Christmas Tree Drop Off Locations

    Treecycling offered on January 10, 2015 at the following locations: (Updated: 12/31/14 @ 3 PM with additional locations)

    • Shambles (2nd & Lombard) – 9 AM – 1 PM
    • Weccacoe Playground (400 Catharine St)  – 9 AM – 1 PM
    • Columbus Square Park (13th & Reed St): 10 AM – 4 PM. (Suggested donation: $5)
    • Carpenter Green (17th & Carpenter) – 9 AM – 1 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (929 South Street) – 9 AM – 3 PM
    • Whole Foods Market (20th & Callowhill) – 9 AM – 3 PM
    • Future Kensington Food Co-Operative site (Frankford & Lehigh): 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bring electronics for recycling, too!
    • Orianna Dog Park (3rd St Entrance) from 10 AM – 4 PM. (Thanks to The Local for the tip!)

    Suggested donation is $5/tree or $2/wreath.

     

    Readers, any treecycling we missed? Tell us in the comments.

    Christine Boylan

    About Christine Boylan

    is a Senior and Communications Major at Saint Joseph’s University. She found her love of helping others through an internship with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and began to realize the impact she has as an individual within society. Through the little changes that we make in our lives, we are able to impact others in an even bigger way. Her life motto is from Ghandi: “Be the change you want to see in the world”, because I have realized that it all stars with you.”

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