Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Trying to figure out what to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas? Here are several options

Getting rid of a live Christmas tree does not have to be a hassle, there are plenty of options for getting them out of your house, just make sure all lights and decorations are off of them.

Recycled Christmas trees are used to rebuild dunes on parts of Carolina Beach. Photo courtesy of the Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation.

WILMINGTON — For those in the Cape Fear Region who celebrated Christmas with a live Christmas Tree and who are wondering what to do with the tree, look no further. Port City Daily has compiled a list of local entities that will help residents dispose of used trees.

For New Hanover County residents, the county will offer free tree recycling starting the day after Christmas.

“Our Environmental Management Department is going to be offering free Christmas tree recycling beginning on Dec. 26 through Jan. 15 for New Hanover County residents,” Communications and Outreach Coordinator for New Hanover County Jessica Loeper said.

  • Home Depot, 5511 Carolina Beach Road
  • Home Depot, 210 Eastwood Road
  • Ogden Park, 225 Ogden Park Drive (near the baseball fields)
  • New Hanover County Landfill, 5210 US Highway 421 North

“Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and we are able to recycle them into mulch or compost,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “So we encourage all residents to bring your tree to one of our four locations in New Hanover County to be recycled.”

The City of Wilmington will offer tree pickup with regularly scheduled trash services.

Pender County

“The Pender County residents may dispose of their Christmas trees at the Rocky Point and Hampstead Convenience Centers for 3 weeks following Christmas,” according to a press release from the county.

The Rocky Point Convenience Center is located at 16232 NC Hwy 210. The center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

The Hampstead Convenience Center is open Mondays through Saturdays 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 – 7 p.m. The Hampstead center is located at 250 Transfer Station Rd.

Christmas trees left in storm-related debris piles will not be accepted by the contractor.


 

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