Miami Dade County residents may now recycle their Christmas trees 12/27/10-1/7/11

The Miami Dade County Department of Solid Waste beginning Monday, December 27, 2010 through January 7, 2011, will recycle your Christmas tree at the 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers (TRCs) or two home Chemical Collection Centers.

All trees brought in for recycling must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments and tree stands. The trees will be converted into mulch, then will be made available free on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in mid-January 2011.

Trees can be brought in for recycling to one of the locations listed below:

Trash and Recycling Centers (open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
North Dade Landfill – 21500 NW 47 Avenue
Norwood – 19901 NW 7 Avenue
Palm Springs North – 7870 NW 178 Street
Golden Glades – 140 NW 160 Street
West Little River – 1830 NW 79 Street
Snapper Creek – 2200 SW 117 Avenue
Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Avenue
Chapman Field – 13600 SW 60 Avenue
Richmond Heights – 14050 Boggs Drive
West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave
Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 Street
South Miami Heights – 20800 SW 117 Court
Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 Street

Home Chemical Collection Centers (accepts Christmas trees for recycling seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
West Miami-Dade: 8831 NW 58 Street
South Miami-Dade: 23707 SW 97 Avenue Gate-B

Other Disposal Options
Residents who choose not to recycle their Christmas trees will have the following two options for disposal:

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.

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.

Mulch Availability
Christmas tree mulch will be available at the six TRC locations listed below 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.

West Perrine – 16651 SW 107 Ave
Eureka Drive – 9401 SW 184 Street
Moody Drive – 12970 SW 268 Street
Sunset Kendall – 8000 SW 107 Avenue
West Little River – 1830 NW 79 Street
North Dade Landfill – 21500 NW 47 Avenue

For more information, please call 3-1-1 or visit http://www.miamidade.gov/dswm.

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