The Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board (GRAB) announced that residents who wish to dispose of their used Christmas lights are asked to keep them out of the trash and recycle them at Holly Hill, where the town has placed a convenient toter bin next to the electronic waste container (near the yard waste area.
GRAB will be responsible for packing and forwarding to a facility that has the capability of recycling the glass, copper and plastic components.
Alternatively, residents can also participate directly by boxing up old, broken lights and sending to:
Christmas Light Source
4313 Elmwood Drive
Benbrook, TX 76116
The proceeds from the recycling will be used to buy books and educational games and toys which are then donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation.
Also, the Parks & Rec tree division will again be recycling resident’s Christmas trees by chipping them. The wood chips can be used by residents as mulch or compost.
Tree chips retained by the Town will be used in parks as mulch for trails in woodlands, shrub beds, and soil stabilization.
Nationally Christmas trees are recycled for five main types of large-scale uses.
• Chipping; chips to be used for mulch or compost
• Beachfront erosion prevention
• Lake and river shore stabilization
• Fish habitat; trees are sunk in lakes to serve as cover for young fish and sustaining insects
• River delta sedimentation management.
Homeowners may also consider retaining their Christmas trees for domestic uses such as:
• Songbird and wildlife habitat: Christmas trees placed near bird feeding areas are used by the visiting birds as shelter from the wind and cold, and as protective cover from predators while consuming the bird food. Trees can also be ‘decorated’ by hanging peanut butter filled pine cones,
suet and seed mixes, or fruit.
• Erosion control: Whole trees can be placed in gullied areas to prevent or slow erosion.
• Flower bed protection: Boughs can be cut off the trees to place on flower beds to protect roots and bulbs from winter cold in a decorative way.
Christmas Tree Collection Sites
The Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that residents may begin to bring their Christmas Trees for recycling starting Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Christmas tree recycling will end on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
Parking lot by the Concession – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Parking lot by the Children’s playground, opposite entrance to Bruce Museum – 8:00am to 4:00pm
Parking lot across from the Nature Center from 6:00am until sunset.
Holly Hill Recycling Center:
Place trees in the yard waste area
7:00am to 2:30pm weekdays and 7:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturdays.
Wood chips will be available to residents at each collection site
No trees will be accepted after Sunday, January 31, 2021.