Recycle your Christmas tree in Philly this weekend

Why you should recycle your Christmas tree in Philly

Unless you’re planning on lugging your Christmas tree out back and chopping it up for the fireplace, you’re likely dumping it on the curb, leaving that 50-pound Fraser fir for the trash collection.

But there’s a better way.

You can drop off your tree at several locations throughout the city on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, for eventual recycling.

Or, if you have a car, take it to one of six tree recycling centers around Philadelphia. Instead of withering away in a landfill, the tree can become mulch for gardens or provide nutrients for other plants.

Just don’t forget to remove all your ornaments and lights first.

The sixStreets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers: 3901 Delaware Ave.; 5100 Grays Ave.; 2601 W. Glenwood Ave.; 3033 S. 63rd St.; Domino Lane and Umbria Street; and State Road and Ashburner Street.

Drop off at these locations runs until Jan. 14. Locations are open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional drop-off sites for eventual recycling have also been added around the city. They are open on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14, from 9 a.m.. to 3 p.m.:

–66th & Haverford Ave.
–54th & Woodbine Ave.
–43rd & Powelton Ave.
–72nd & Buist Ave.
–Broad & Christian St.
–20th & Hartranft St.
–15th & Bigler St.
–Corinthian & Poplar St.
–American & Thompson St.
–Graver Lane & Seminole
–Cathedral & Ridge Ave.
–Washington Ln. & Ardleigh
–Upsal & Lowber St.
–Fisher & Ogontz Ave.
–5th & Chelten Ave. (water reservoir)
–Castor & Foulkrod St.
–1400 Cottman (Pennway & Cottman Ave. – Jardel Rec.)
–2901 Princeton Ave. (Mayfair Rec.)
–7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)
–8101 Bustleton Ave.
–2900 Comly Rd. – Palmer Playground
–7231 Torresdale Ave. – Russo Park
–Wayne Ave. & Logan St.

Additional locations are available this weekend, organized by civic associations and neighborhoods.For information on those, including hours and donations, visit