POSTED: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 5:24pm
MCALLEN, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — McAllen officials want you to know your Christmas tree can be recycled to help the environment.
Christmas trees can be brought to the McAllen recycling center to be put through the wood chipper. McAllen recycled about 1,200 trees last year.
You are asked to first take off all the ornaments, lighting and stands before dropping off the tree. Once the trees are broken down, they can be turned into mulch.
"You can purchase the mulch and use it to help reduce the amount of water you need to use to water your plants by using the mulch," McAllen's renewable resources manager Chris Lash said. "And of course, it smells great, you have that Christmas tree scent that is so wonderful."
The recycling center can also recycle your old electronics after your shiny new gift replaced it this holiday season.