Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Safely dispose of your Christmas Tree

TFD encourages you to remove and recycle your natural Christmas tree as soon as possible. Never burn the tree, decorations or wrapping paper in your fireplace or woodstove. 

For City of Tacoma residents…

Landfill drop off:  Tacoma residents and businesses in Tacoma may dispose of undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees for free by bringing them to the Tacoma Landfill between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 2, through Monday, Jan. 20. 

Curbside collection:  The City will only collect undecorated and unflocked Christmas trees that have been cut and placed inside brown yard waste containers with lids closed flat. Decorated or flocked Christmas trees cannot be recycled and must go in the garbage, and Christmas trees left next to containers will not be collected. Customers with specific questions about Christmas tree recycling may call 3-1-1 or (253) 591-5543.

Whats the rush? After Christmas people tend to stop watering their tree. Check out this video to see the difference between a wet vs.dry tree fire.