City encourages residents to recycle Christmas trees

Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 and Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive. 100 small tree seedlings (one per vehicle/first come, first serve) will be given away on these dates. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day.

Residents must remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights, and tinsel before bringing in their tree to the recycling center. The trees will be shredded into a fine, usable mulch which is free to Round Rock residents for pickup at the recycling center. The mulch can also be purchased by contractors and non-residents for $5 per cubic yard with a 2 cubic yard minimum. The center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center is closed on Sundays.

Local businesses can also drop off their Christmas trees, and for a small fee ($15 per truckload), businesses that sell Christmas trees can recycle their leftovers as well. For more information, contact Forestry Manager, Emsud Horozovic, at 512-341-3350.

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