Whether you’re an old hat at recycling your Christmas tree or this is your first go, it’s a tree-mendously beneficial thing to do for the environment.
We all know NC slays the Christmas tree game, and whether you take yours down directly after Yuletide or you admire it until March (no judgement), there comes a time when you have to part ways with ye olde Tannenbaum. I thought it would be a good time to share how + why you may want to consider recycling your cut tree this year (artificial trees cannot be recycled).
Things that don’t get recycled go somewhere, and that place is typically the landfill. DYK that the US creates over 267 million tons of trash a year? As if that’s not shocking enough, only about a third of that waste is recycled or composted. A little over 12 percent is incinerated, and the 55 percent that’s left goes to the landfill. Within the city limits of Asheville alone, roughly 10,000 tons of brush + leaves are collected each year.
The good news? Recycling your tree is pretty simple + easy in the 828. If you don't live in Western North Carolina, check out your local composting facility.