With how 2020 has gone, you can give back a little and do something good by simply recycling your Christmas tree when you’re done!
“Through the Happy Trails Christmas Tree Recycling Program, Wake County residents can recycle their Christmas trees into mulch that will fortify and beautify park trails around the county. Just drop off your tree at one of the designated waste and recycling convenience centers or county parks from Dec. 26, 2020, until Jan. 24, 2021.”
Drop-off is completely contactless, reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Residents simply drop their trees in designated areas without any interaction with staff. If there’s a line, wait in your car until it’s your turn. If you cannot avoid being outside with others, practice standing at least six feet apart, wear a mask and wash your hands afterward.
Want to donate? Here’s how:
- The following convenience centers are open for tree drop-offs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week:
- Site 1 – 10505 Old Stage Road, Garner
- Site 2 – 6120 Old Smithfield Road, Apex
- Site 4 – 3600 Yates Mill Pond Road, Raleigh
- Site 11 – 5051 Wendell Blvd./U.S. 64 Business, Wendell
- The following Wake County parks will accept trees from 8 a.m. to sunset, seven days a week:
- Green Hills County Park – 9300 Deponie Drive, Raleigh
- Blue Jay Point County Park – 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh
- Harris Lake County Park – 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill
- Lake Crabtree County Park – 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville
- All decorations must be removed before recycling Christmas trees. All facilities will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day.