Mercer Island: 2013 Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

Mercer Island Residents: You have a few Christmas Tree recycling options available for the 2013 holiday season.

The Mercer Island Lacrosse Club is hosting their annual Christmas Tree Recycle event. visit their website to sign up for a recycle date: Sunday Dec. 29th, Saturday Jan. 4th, Sunday Jan. 5th, or Saturday Jan. 11th. Trees, with all decoration removed, will need to be placed outside by 9 am on your chosen recycle date.

“The City’s annual holiday tree chipping service is offered through Monday, January 6 for MI Residents only. Undecorated holiday trees can be brought to the City Maintenance Shop at 9601 SE 36th Street during daylight hours where staff will chip the tree (free of charge) and re-purpose it for use in City parks, trails, and open spaces.” (The MI Weekly)

“All curbside yard waste customers can set holiday trees out on their regularly scheduled collection day. Trees must be free of flocking, tinsel, ornaments, and metal hangers, cut to 4-foot lengths, and tied into bundles less than 2 feet by 3 feet. Use biodegradable string or twine to secure bundles instead of nylon, plastic, or other synthetic materials. Flocked trees are not recyclable and will not be accepted; put flocked trees in the garbage.” (The MI Weekly)