City offers curbside Christmas tree recycling


by KVUE News

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 3:29 PM

AUSTIN -- City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their Christmas trees at the curb, according to the city.

Trees will be composted into Dillo Dirt™. The city has asked residents to set out their trees by 6:30 a.m. on trash and yard trimmings collection day, and remove all decorations and stands from the tree.
Trees over 6 feet should be cut in half, the city said.
Zilker Park Drop-Off
All residents can drop off their trees, decorations and stands removed, for recycling at Zilker Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
·    Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
·    Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
·    Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
·    Sunday, Jan.12, 2014
If you or your organization is interested in volunteering at Zilker Park during the collection days, please contact Joe Washington at (512) 971-5708.
Trees collected at Zilker are turned into much which will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basis to Austin residents starting Thursday, Jan. 23. Please be bring your own tools and storage containers for the loading and transporting the mulch.
For more information on Austin recycling, click here.
For information about Georgetown recycling, click here.
For information about Williamson County recycling, click here.