With the holiday season nearing an end, McKinney residents are packing up decorations. The City of McKinney encourages residents to recycle their trees instead of throwing them away this year and offers free curbside pick-up or two drop-off locations.
McKinney provides two locations where residents can drop Christmas trees for recycling. Bring trees that are clean and free of decorations and flocking to Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex at 1986 Park View Ave. or to the water tower on the corner of Eldorado and Alma Rd. in Gabe Nesbitt Community Park any time starting Monday, Dec. 26.
McKinney and IESI offer curbside pick-up for Christmas trees, poinsettias, natural wreaths and garlands as part of the city’s green waste recycling program. Pick-up starts on Monday, Jan. 2 and runs through Friday, Jan. 13. Remove all ornaments and lights and place the tree next to the recycling and waste bins for pick-up. Trees with flocking will not be picked up. Place poinsettias, non-artificial wreaths and garland in brown paper lawn bags that will also be picked up on the regular trash day.
By recycling yard waste like Christmas trees into compost, the city is able to reduce its dependence on landfills for a cleaner and greener community. For questions about tree recycling, please call IESI at 469-452-8000.