December 26, 2016 through January 20, 2017.
Each year on the day following Christmas until the second Sunday of January, the City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful provides two locations for Christmas tree recycling. Residents can drop off their undecorated, non-flocked natural Christmas trees in designated areas at Golden Road Park and Fun Forest Park in Tyler.
For more information, contact Rachel Northcutt, City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Keep Tyler Beautiful coordinator, at 903-595-7217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Road Park is located at the intersection of McDonald Road and Golden Road. Fun Forest Park is located in the 900 block of North Glenwood Boulevard.
All lights, ornaments, garland and tinsel should be removed from the Christmas tree before dropping it off near the sign that says “Christmas Tree Recycling.”
The trees at the parks are available for area fishermen to pick up and sink in nearby lakes to create fish habitats. Small fish eat the aquatic insects that find a home in the tree branches. The fish also use the trees as a hiding place. As a result, the fishing is improved around the “recycled trees” because more fish congregate in these areas.
Christmas trees will also be picked up at the curb for disposal at the landfill. Only non-flocked natural trees deposited at Fun Forest Park and Golden Road Park will be recycled. Flocking and tinsel may be hazardous to the fish and waterfowl. Flocking may also contribute to water pollution.
Metal Christmas Trees are accepted at the recycle center located at 418 N. Bois D'Arc Ave. The recycle center also accepts Christmas lights or any electrical type products.