Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want to take a greener route and recycle your tree, there are a few options. Here is a breakdown:
More than 20 civic groups and nonprofit organizations have teamed up to host neighborhood-based tree recycling events this weekend. Those interested in recycling their trees can bring wreaths and trees to one of the following collections:
Donations are suggested to help defray the costs.
The Department of Parks & Recreation will recycle trees brought to any of three collection centers. The program runs Monday, Jan. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 18, and the centers are open Monday through Saturday 8am - 6pm. The centers are located at:
Remember: Trees left on the curb will be considered trash. More information on the city's tree recycling policy can be found on the Streets Department's website.
Christine covers transportation and writes about everything from pedestrian concerns to bicycle infrastructure, bridges, trail networks, public transit and more. Her favorite assignments send her bushwhacking through Philadelphia’s yet-to-be-cleared bike trails, catching a glimpse of SEPTA’s inner workings or pounding the pavement to find out what pedestrians really think. Christine also covers community news for Eyes on the Street, where her coverage ranges from food sovereignty to public art and urban greening. She first joined PlanPhilly in fall 2011 as an intern through a partnership with Temple University’s Philadelphia Neighborhoods website. During the internship her reporting on the Housing Authority’s surplus property auctions earned an award from the Society of Professional Journalists.