Recycle Your Christmas Tree

December 30, 2012

You can recycle your natural Christmas tree in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties.

In Escambia County:

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) will pick up Christmas trees from customers for free with the regular collection of yard waste.

Customers are asked to remove all decorations from their trees and cut the trees so that no portion is longer than six feet. Trees can be placed at the curb with other yard trash, and should not be placed in the regular garbage container or recycling cans.

For more information, call ECUA Customer Service at (850) 476-0480.

In Santa Rosa County:

Santa Rosa County residents are urged to start the New Year “green” by recycling their live Christmas trees. Trees dropped off by Tuesday, January 31 at the five recycling areas around the county will be chipped and offered as free mulch at Clean Community System in Milton at a later date to be announced.

When dropping off trees, please place the trees in the designated area identified by signage. Do not place trees in front of the recycling containers. Trees can be disposed at:

  • Jay Transfer Station, on Transfer Station Road
  • Quintette Recycle Area at the Five Points Intersection
  • Pace Patriot Boulevard next to Pace Volunteer Fire Department
  • Tiger Point recreation area in Gulf Breeze, east of Walmart
  • Clean Community System on Park Avenue


One Response to “Recycle Your Christmas Tree”

  1. Tom on December 31st, 2012 7:02 pm

    They should take these trees to the beach, and lay them on the beach, near the dune line, tie them togather, and stake them down. They will catch the sand blowing across the beach, and form new dunes, They did this after Hurricane Frederick… They worked really well at forming new dunes. As long as they are not dyed, and are staked down with wood stakes and twine, they will natually rot to nothing, after helping to form new, taller dunes…

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