Monday, January 2, 2012

What to do with all that holiday stuff?

 The DC Government seems to still be hanging on to 2011 as there's not much information about Christmas tree or hazardous waste disposal for 2012 out there yet.  It seems that in DC, free curbside pick-up of Christmas trees will run January 3-14, 2012. After January 14, trees are not recycled but can be picked up with trash on regular delivery days as space in the trucks allows. Find details at This website has info on Christmas tree recycling in MD and VA.
As for wreathes, why not throw them on your yard and let them decompose over the next month or so? You can also take them off the wire, and throw the branches into the Christmas tree pile...or better yet, into your fireplace.

Meanwhile, St. Jude's Ranch for Children has a greeting card recycling program. They operate year round, so consider starting a card recycling program at work and/or with your
friends.  A couple of specifics:
  • They accept all types of greeting cards, including Christmas cards.
  • You need only send the card front (please ensure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.).
  • No Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards, please.
  • 5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred.
You can also BUY cards for all occasions from these same folks!

Mail donations to :
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005


  1. Oh, no, don't burn wreaths if they are pine or evergreen. That's a bad fire waiting to happen. Burning them will also mess up your chimney.

    Other ideas, though, rock!

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