Now through January 7, 2011, Palmetto Bay residents can recycle their natural Christmas trees by taking them to one of Miami-Dade County’s Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs).
All trees brought in for recycling must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands.
The trees will be converted into mulch, available free to residents on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-January, 2011.
TRC’s are open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The closest TRC’s for Palmetto Bay residents are:
Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 Street
Chapman Field – 13600 SW 60 Avenue
Residents who choose not to recycle their Christmas trees will have the following two options for disposal:
1. Residents may cut the tree into smaller pieces and place it inside their green waste cart for collection on any of their regularly scheduled waste collection days. The tree must fit entirely inside the waste cart. Trees placed next to the waste cart cannot be collected by the automated waste collection truck.
2. For those residents who cannot drop off their Christmas tree for recycling or cut it in pieces and place it in their waste cart, the tree may be placed at the curbside no later than Friday, January 7, 2011, and it will be collected. Christmas trees placed at the curbside after January 7th will NOT be picked up and must either be taken to a drop-off location or placed in the waste cart for collection as described above.
Christtmas tree mulch will be available to Palmetto Bay residents at the Eureka Drive TRC location (9401 SW 184 Street) beginning in mid-January, 2011 for residents to pick up using their own bags or containers, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.