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Ward 5 News: Recycle Your Real Christmas Tree

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You can turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through the annual Christmas Tree Recycling program. Crews will pick up real Christmas trees from homes that receive residential black cart garbage collection. To participate, place your tree on the ground near your black cart collection spot by 7 a.m. on Friday, January 9. Make sure the tree is not blocking the street, lane or sidewalk and is at least one foot (30 centimetres) away from your carts. Leave the tree out and it will be picked up within three weeks.

If you want you can also use the tree drop-off location Prairie Winds Park - 223 Castleridge Blvd NE from December 26 to January 31.

To prepare your tree for recycling, remove the tree stand and any ornaments and lights. Don’t bag or tie your tree.

The mulch from this program is made available to citizens for gardening and landscaping at the East Calgary landfill while supplies last.

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