Now that the energy and excitement of the holiday season has begun to die down and a New Year approaches, Christmas trees begin to line the streets of Philadelphia. Like old relics of good times gone, tress collected with the garbage are just added to the general population of trash. This upcoming weekend, Philadelphia residents will have the opportunity to take their trees to local drop off sites so that their trees may be recycled. Benefits of Christmas tree recycling range from saving valuable space in landfills to trunks being used as mulch in parks and gardens.
Greenlimbs is teaming up with Whole Foods Market, Queen Village Neighbors Association, Bella Vista United Civic Association, South Street Headhouse District and other neighborhood associations for their 2013 Tree-Cycling event. Trees brought to the following locations will be chipped and turned into mulch for local parks, playgrounds and recreational centers. They will also be collecting holiday wreaths for wreath recycling.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for trees and $3 for wreaths. For any further questions or concerns, please feel to free email email@example.com.
Collection Sites for Saturday, January 5th, 2013:
Weccacoe Playground – 400 block of Catherine Street – 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Whole Foods Market – 929 South Street – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sartain Garden – Sartain & Locust Streets – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Columbus Square Park – 13th & Reed Streets – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (no early drop-offs)
Marconi Plaza – Broad & Oregon Streets – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
If you aren’t able to make it out Saturday to one of the above listed locations, have no worries. The City of Philadelphia will be conducting their own Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The program will run for two weeks from Monday, January 7 through Saturday, January 19. Residents may drop off their trees for recycling at any of the following Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm:
3033 South 63rd Street
Domino Lane and Umbria Street
State Road and Ashburner Street
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