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CS offers free Christmas tree recycle program

POSTED: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:30pm

It's time to box up those holiday decorations and if you prefer the cedar pines trees over the artificial ones, the city of College Station has a free program to take advantage of to get rid of your used spruce.

"We try to make it as convenient as possible," says Pete Caler. "Place it on the curb and we'll come by and pick it up."

Caler, assistant director of public works says all you have to do is take the ornaments and lights off of your tree and place it on the curb before 8 a.m.. on your scheduled brush pick-up day.

The city will take care of the rest.

"We actually collect them in a special truck that doesn't have any garbage in it and we'll take it either to the the landfill or the compost facility."

Each tree collected will be recycled and ground up into mulch, turning your once green pine into an environmentally green fertilizer that'll will be used in city parks.

"It's a win-win on both sides," Caler said.

The Christmas tree pick-up program will run through January 4th and the city of Bryan is also offering a similar service.

To find out what day brush pick-up is in your neighborhood, click here.

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