Hays County Recycling & Solid Waste Transfer Stations will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling at both locations through Saturday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
While there is no fee for dropping off the tree, all decorations and lights must be removed. Trees will be mulched and the mulch will be used at Hays County Parks.
Transfer stations are located at 1691 Carney Lane at end of County Road 278 in Wimberley, phone 512-618-7175 and 100 Darden Hill Road (CR 162) in Driftwood (Pct. 4 Yard), phone 512-858-9515. For more information about recycling and solid waste services, visit visitwimberley recycling page.
Dripping Springs area residents can easily recycle their holiday trees with the city of Dripping Springs.
From now through Jan. 10, trees can be dropped off anytime at the concrete slab on the west side of “the triangle” (RR12/U.S. 290). Remove all lights, wire, tinsel, decorations and stands from the trees. Trees with flocking (artificial snow) are not accepted.
The collected trees will be turned into mulch and made available to the public at “the triangle” from Jan. 11 through Jan. 15, on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own tools and storage containers for loading and transporting the mulch.
Through Jan. 15, the city of Kyle Parks & Recreation Department has set up drop-off areas to recycle Christmas trees.
All decorations and lights, including tinsel, must be removed. No artificial trees. No nails or screws. No tree bases. The trees will be chipped and used in parks.
The drop-off points are Gregg-Clarke Park (location set up near Gregg Dr. between football field and softball field #5); Steeplechase Park (location set up near football/soccer field); Waterleaf Park (location set up near parking lot).
Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) will be picking up Christmas trees on regular service days from now through Jan. 13. The tree must be clear of decor, cut into four foot lengths and bundled with rope or twine.
TDS also is accepting Christmas trees for recycling on site at 3016 FM 1327 Creedmoor. Residents can drop off their unflocked Christmas trees, holly, pumpkins and other living decorations at the Christmas tree collection site. These living decorations will then be repurposed and made into nutrient-rich mulch and compost through the TDS composting division. The finished composts and mulches will be available for purchase at Garden-Ville stores throughout Central Texas.