Don’t throw away your Christmas tree when the holidays end. Give it another life by recycling it into mulch. The City of North Richland Hills and Republic Waste Services are offering a Christmas tree recycling program for residents starting December 26, 2019. In order for trees to be recycled, they should be free of tinsel, ornaments, bags, plastic and stands. This program is for live Christmas trees only. Flocked trees are not accepted for mulching, but can be placed at your curb for regular trash collection. Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths are not recyclable.
Drop Off: Christmas trees can be dropped off Dec. 26, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020 at Green Valley Park at 7701 Smithfield Road or at the parking lot of the Dan Echols Center at 6801 Glenview Drive. Please place trees in the dumpsters.
Curbside Pickup: Residents can place Christmas trees curbside for recycling by 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 11. (Trees placed curbside on other garbage collection days will be put in the landfill and not recycled.) If the tree is taller than 5 feet, please cut it in half.
Mulch from the recycled trees will be available for residents to pick up at the two drop-off locations Jan. 6 through 19, while supplies last. Please bring your own container and shovel to load the mulch. Questions can be directed to the NRH Neighborhood Services Department at 817-427-6650.