Before you buy a live Christmas tree this year think about how you want to dispose of it. The environmentally responsible thing is to keep the tree out of the landfill. But, in order to recycle your tree you must avoid flocking and tinsel of any type.
So, when you head out to find that perfect live Christmas tree for your house don’t purchase a flocked tree and don’t add flocking or tinsel to your Christmas tree at home. After Christmas remove your tree from the stand, remove all tinsel (if you added any), lights and ornaments and recycle your tree by one of these options.
Option one: The Stella Roberts Recycling Center
For those of you who want to help restore our “Brazoria County” sand dunes via the Dunes Day Project take your Christmas tree to the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, 5800 Magnolia Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584. Trees can be unloaded into the trailer located at the entrance of the gate. Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-1PM – those dumping outside the gate when the center is closed can be fined up to $200. Trees will be accepted from December 29, 2020 to January 9, 2021.
*REMINDER WE WILL BE CLOSED DEC. 21, 2020 – JAN 1, 2021, RE-OPEN JAN. 2, 2020:9AM – 1PM*
Option two: Green Waste Day
If you can’t transport your tree, you live in a single-family dwelling and you are within Pearland City of limits, your tree can be set out curbside on your green waste day. These trees will go to a commercial composting facility where they are chopped up for mulch at the facility along with the rest of your green waste. More Information
Whichever option you choose, you will be diverting your tree from the landfill! If you have used an artificial Christmas tree and are looking to dispose of it, bring it to the Recycling Center. Thanks for doing your part to help keep Pearland Beautiful and happy holidays!