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    Where to Recycle That Christmas Tree

    Now that you’ve hauled out the holly and polished off the eggnog, it’s important to figure out where that tree will go when you’re done with it.

    Don’t leave your tree at the curb trash collection! They end up in the landfill which is a terrible destination after the joy it brought this holiday season.

    Here’s a few options around town to make sure it doesn’t go to waste:

    Where to Recycle that Christmas Tree

    For those who don’t want to drag their tree across town (and support Green Philly)

    Circle Compost is recycling your former tree into mulch for our city’s nonprofit urban farms and gardens. Order a pick up on January 5th or 12th (and by picking this option, you’re also supporting Green Philly with an affiliate link.) Make sure to indicate your preference of 1/5 or 1/12 in the “Order notes” section at checkout, and use referral code “Green Philly.” They’ll also take your natural wreaths and garlands.

    For those who want to participate in the citywide program

    The city offers free drop-offs on Saturday, January 5th & January 12th from 9 AM – 3 PM at these 23 locations:

    • 66th & Haverford Ave.
    • American & Thompson St.
    • 1400 Cottman – Pennway & Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)
    • 54th & Woodbine Ave.
    • Graver Lane & Seminole
    • 2901 Princeton Ave. (Mayfair Rec.)
    • 43rd & Powelton Ave.
    • Cathedral & Ridge Ave.
    • 7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)
    • 72nd & Buist Ave.
    • Washington Ln. & Ardleigh
    • 8101 Bustleton Ave.
    • Broad & Christian St.
    • Upsal & Lowber St.
    • 2900 Comly Rd. – Palmer Playground
    • 20th & Hartranft St.
    • Fisher & Ogontz Ave.
    • 7231 Torresdale Ave. – Russo Park
    • 15th & Bigler St.
    • 5th & Chelten Ave. (water reservoir)
    • The intersection of Wayne Ave & Logan St.
    • Corinthian & Poplar St.
    • Castor & Foulkrod St.

    Civic Association Christmas Tree Recycling

    Most of these ask for a $5 drop-off fee; check with the civic association

    Sat, Jan 5th Drop-offs

    9:30a – 2p Columbus Square Park, at 13th and Reed St (Sponsored by Passyunk Square Civic Association*)

    10a – 1p Kensington CAPA High School parking lot, at Palmer and Front St (Sponsored by NKCDC and Palmer Doggie Depot*)

    9:30a – 12:30p Palazzo (Former Boy Scout Building), at 22nd and Spring St (Sponsored by Logan Square Neighborhood Association*)

    10a – 4p Malcolm X Park (5100 Pine Street) (Sponsored by UC Green*)

    12p – 3p Cione Recreation Center at Aramingo and Lehigh Ave (Sponsored by Olde Richmond Civic Association)

    10a – 4p Corner of 22nd and Brown Streets (Sponsored by Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park*)

    Sun, Jan 6th:

    1p – 4p Gabbie’s Garden, parking lot on 7100 block of Chew Ave, 19119 (Sponsored by East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN)*)

    9:30a -12:30p Sunset Ave at Norwood Fontbonne Academy (Sponsored by Green in Chestnut Hill (GRINCH) and Weavers Way Environment Committee*)




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    Julie Hancher

    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 local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake.

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