Monday, December 21, 2009
'Tis the season to TREE-Cycle
Two ways to keep live trees out of the landfill
Continue the giving spirit this holiday season by giving back to the environment. Bryan and College Station residents have two ways to properly dispose of their cut Christmas trees:
Option 1: A one-day tree collection event on Jan. 9
Option 2: Regularly scheduled curbside collection
About Option 1
Drive-thru drop-off service: Saturday, Jan. 9, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
College Station: Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Road
Bryan: Sue Haswell Memorial Park, 1142 E. William Joel Bryan Parkway
Please make sure all ornaments, lights and stands are removed. Unflocked trees only. For every tree dropped off at the park, residents will receive a free tree seedling and environmental information packet.
About Option 2
College Station: Trees will be collected through curbside collection Dec. 26–Jan. 9.
Trees must be set at the curb at 8 a.m. on your neighborhood’s brush day. Not sure when your brush day is? Visit cstx.gov/sanitation or call 764. 3690.
Bryan: Bryan will pick up trees on the normal yard waste collection days for duplexes, four-plexes and single-family dwellings. Bryan (and College Station) residents who can’t attend the collection event on Jan. 9 can take trees to the Bryan Compost Facility at 2988 Pleasant Hill Road off Sandy Point Road, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Why recycle your tree?
It saves valuable space at the local landfill and helps to produce tree-chip mulch, which is used throughout each city’s parks system. The chips help alleviate soil compaction caused by foot traffic, reduce soil erosion and provide nutrients to the soil.
For more information on tree recycling, College Station residents may call 764.3486, and Bryan residents may call 209.5934.
City of Bryan Contact: April Saginor
City of College Station Contact: Jay Socol
Public Communications Director
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