If you live in the Anchorage, Alaska area we have some information for you on how and where to recycle your Christmas tree.
Now this is assuming you don’t reuse. If you have one of those Christmas trees you bought at the local department store, and plan to reuse it, then keep this information for next year. (or the year after that)
Starting December 28th (and until January 15th) you can drop off your Christmas tree at the Anchorage Carrs-Safeway store parking lots.
Recyclers are asked to look for the barriers and signs designating “Christmas Tree Recycling” and to leave bare trees only in these designated areas behind the barriers. All lights, ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags must be removed from trees before they’re dropped off.
Wreathes are not accepted — they can’t be recycled because of wires.
The last day to drop off trees is Jan. 15. Anchorage Boy Scouts will pick up trees in Anchorage for a small donation; call 868-8899.
Trees are turned into wood chips, which are then donated for use on public trails, paths and gardens.
The Christmas tree recycling drive is hosted by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.