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How to recycle an evergreen wreath

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Jo Clifton

As the city of Austin has informed us, it’s pretty easy to recycle your Christmas tree. Just set it out by the curb on your trash pickup/recycling day or take it to the polo fields at Zilker Metropolitan Park this weekend. But the Austin Monitor wondered what to do with that evergreen wreath that’s not quite as green as it was when it first came into the house. Don’t throw it in the trash can or recycling just yet. If you can pull the green parts off you can put those into the green compost bin. But if that is too difficult, Suzanne Harm at Austin Resource Recovery said the best thing to do is set the wreath outside for the next several weeks. The evergreen part will fall away and become part of your yard. Then you can recycle the wires that held the wreath together.

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