It’s always a bit sad when the first week of the new year comes to an end. Not because the holiday break is over and its time to go back to work; and not because you’ve already botched your new years’ resolution; but because it’s time to take down the Christmas tree. Fortunately, there are some ways you can re-purpose your Christmas tree if you don’t want to toss it to the curb this year!
Continue reading to learn ways you can put an old Christmas tree to good use after the holidays are over.
Noblesville Christmas Tree Disposal
In Noblesville, Indiana, homeowners have the convenient option of simply placing their tree along with their trash, and Republic Services will pick it up for them. You can visit the City of Noblesville website to learn specific details for Christmas tree disposal in Hamilton County, Indiana. There are certain days designated for Christmas tree collection, so be sure not to miss them if this is the option you choose from time to time. However, if you do not want to toss your tree out this year, consider the unique and entertaining alternatives, below!
Christmas Recycling Ideas:
🎄 Use Dead Needles For Mulching
Christmas trees are pine trees, which means they are covered in needles. When their needles die, they turn into a golden pile of perfectly-good, attractive-looking mulch. Use these dead pine needles to re-mulch your current landscaping trees, or, save your stockpile for spring when it comes time to re-mulch your landscaping then.
🎄 Donate to a Collection Program
Did you know that some varieties of evergreen trees offer medicinal benefits? It’s true! In fact, when it comes to Christmas trees, many of the species used have needles that contain shikimic acid, which happens to be an important ingredient used to manufacture an antiviral medication known as Tamiflu®. In other cases, ground-up pine trees can be used as boiler fuel in certain manufacturing industries.
🎄 Provide a Wildlife Habitat
Many communities organize a Christmas tree recycling program for the purpose of reusing them as nature reserves and wildlife habitats for the surrounding eco-system. If your community does not hold an annual Christmas tree collection program, you can take it upon yourself and place your Christmas tree in the woods or in a nearby park. You can also call around to local wildlife sanctuaries and state parks to see if they have a donation or recycling program for this purpose.
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