Pinellas County: Recycle That Tree!
The county and several Pinellas cities have tree recycling programs.
PINELLAS COUNTY – That Christmas tree is stunning, but it’s going to have to come down.
When it does, Pinellas County and several cities are encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees this holiday season. Recycled trees can be processed into useful mulch.
To prepare Christmas trees for recycling, residents must remove all decorations, including hooks, garland, tinsel and lights. It is important to not place the trees in a bag or trash can, but rather leave them loose for pick-up. Residents who live in apartments and condominiums should consult with their property managers for disposal instructions.
These cities offer Christmas tree recycling:
Clearwater: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For information, call (727) 562-4920.
Dunedin: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day from Monday (Dec. 26) to Jan. 13. Residents without curbside yard waste pickup can plan a pick-up day with their association property manager. For information, call (727) 298-3215, ext. 1328.
Gulfport: Place tree at curb or alley for regularly scheduled Wednesday yard waste pick-up. Do Not bag or place tree in can. For multiple-dwelling units, place your tree near the dumpster without blocking access to it. Trees will be chopped and processed into mulch, then made available to residents at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center, located at 1617 49th St. S. For more information, call (727) 893-1089.
Indian Rocks Beach: Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. For information, call (727) 595-6889.
Largo: Place trees at curb on your regularly-scheduled yard waste day. Please do not place trees at the curb in bags or with decorations attached. For more information, call (727) 587-6760 or go to largorecycles.com.
Madeira Beach: Curbside collection with yard waste on Wednesdays. For information, call (727) 543-8154.
Oldsmar: Drop off at 107 Shore Drive W across from Park Boulevard. Open from Monday (Dec. 26) to Jan. 13. For information, call (813) 749-1266. Drop-off locations will be available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
Pinellas Park: Drop off at the city’s brush site, 12950 40th St. N. from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday or place curbside where it will be collected with regular garbage. For more information, call (727) 369-0690.
Safety Harbor: Cardboard recycling is collected during residents’ recycling day. Cardboard must fit in the 64-gallon recycling container. Christmas tree is recycled with yard waste on Wednesdays. No lights, tinsel or plastic bags. For information, call (727) 724-1550.
St. Petersburg: Drop off at the St. Petersburg brush sites:
— 1000 62nd Ave. NE
— 7750 26th Ave. N
— 2500 26th Ave. S
— 4015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S
— 2453 20th Ave. N
You can also put your tree out for curbside collection by Jan. 13. If your tree has not been picked up by Jan. 14, call (727) 893-7398. Please place the tree at least 3 feet from the garbage container in the usual collection location (curb or alley).
Tarpon Springs: Drop off at the yard waste facility, 898 S Levis Ave. for a fee or put out for curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For information, call (727) 943-4837.
Treasure Island: Curbside collection with yard waste on regular day. For information, call (727) 547-4575, ext. 253.
These cities do not offer Christmas tree recycling: Belleair, Belleair Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Belleair Shore, Indian Shores, Kenneth City, North Redington Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Seminole, South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach. Trees will be picked up at curbside. Although the tree will not be recycled, it will be collected and converted into energy at Pinellas County’s Waste-to-Energy Facility.
Residents of cities that do not offer tree recycling or residents living in unincorporated Pinellas County can recycle a tree by dropping it off at Pinellas County Solid Waste, 3095 114th Ave. N in St. Petersburg. The cost is $3 per load for a maximum of five trees. The cost for six or more trees is $37.50 per ton. The facility is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
For information about recycling in Pinellas County, go to pinellascounty.org.
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