Parks & Rec started Christmas tree recycling on Dec. 26 and runs through January. Drop off your tree, minus tinsel, lights and ornaments and it will be chipped into free wood chips, courtesy of the Town of Greenwich.
8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the the parking lot by the concession stand
8:00am to 4:00pm in the playground parking lot
6:00 am until sunset in the first parking lot on the right
Holly Hill Recycling Center
7:00 am til 3:00pm Monday – Friday. Saturdays 7:00 am til 12:00 noon. Put Christmas trees in with yard waste.
Wood chips will be available to residents at each collection site.
Some fun facts about real Christmas trees from the National Christmas Tree Association: There are approximately 30–35 million real Christmas trees sold in North America every year. American Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states. Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. For every real Christmas tree harvested, up to three seedlings are planted in its place in the following spring. There are about 500,000 acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people. There are about 21,000 Christmas tree growers in North America and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the industry. It can take as long as 7-15 years to grow a six foot Christmas tree.