HOW TO RECYCLE YOUR TREE
Christmas trees are recycled into mulch or compost. Be sure to remove all decorations, plastic bags and tinsel before disposal.
FREE Drop-off Locations -- RESIDENTS ONLY
Sub-office:1679 Route 11,Kirkwood, NY
Will accept trees between 8am and 4pm from December 26, 2020-January 30, 2021.
The trees are chipped and spread along hiking trails in the parks.
Broome County Landfill
286 Knapp Rd., Binghamton NY
Will accept trees at the residential drop-off area located at the landfill from December 26, 2020-January 30, 2021.
Open Monday through Friday 7am-2:45pm and Saturday 7am-11:45am.
The trees are chipped and composted.
Residents with municipal and private curbside service should contact their garbage hauler for more information.
Holiday Waste Reduction Tips
- Recycle non metallic wrapping paper, gift boxes and cards.
- Make your own wrapping paper from the Sunday comics, old maps, magazines or paper bags.
- Donate unwanted toys or clothing to charitable organizations.
- Recycle your Christmas tree by mulching it and using it for landscaping.
- Remove your name from mailing lists to prevent receiving unwanted catalogs or mail.
Tips to Shop By
- Look for items with little or no packaging.
- Buy durable reusable items.
- Give a gift certificate to a favorite restaurant or the movies.
- Bring your own bags shopping.
- Buy a live tree and plant it in your backyard after the holidays.
- Purchase holiday cards made from recycled paper with the highest post consumer content.
Holiday Recycling Facts
- From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons - it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills.
- 2.1 billion Christmas cards are sent to friends and loved ones every year, making Christmas the largest card-sending occasion in the United States.
- The amount of cards sold during the holiday season would fill a football field 10 stories high, and requires the harvesting of nearly 300,000 trees.