The holiday season is officially over.
As you pack away the ornaments, stockings, and garlands, you may be wondering what to do with one item in particular: your Christmas tree.
If you purchased a live tree this year, there are a few methods of disposal at your disposal. The first and arguably easiest method is putting your tree out to the curb. Here in the city of Columbus, Rumpke will pick up trees free-of-charge on residents’ regular yard waste collection day. You can learn more about that here.
If you’d like to get a little more creative, Ohio Division of Wildlife has a suggestion. Recycled live-cut trees can be used as fish habitats. The trees are bundled together and weighted so they sink to the bottom of lakes. The trees can also be used to provide habitats on dry land for smaller animals seeking shelter in brush piles. You can learn more about the donation program here.
I can’t believe Christmas has already come and gone, but if we have to throw out our cheerful decorations, at least we can do it conveniently.