Posted: Dec 26, 2012 3:20 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2012 9:47 AM
WESLACO - Cities in Hidalgo and Cameron counties on Wednesday designated drop-off points for natural Christmas trees.
The city of Brownsville will begin recycling Christmas trees starting Friday at any Home Depot store. The trees will be accepted during regular business hours.
The Harlingen Recycling Center already is accepting Christmas trees. The trees can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1006 S. Commerce Street.
The city of McAllen will accept Christmas trees at the Compost Facility on 15201 Rooth Road (29th Street) and at its recycling center on Bentsen Drive. The trees will be accepted through February.
The city of Pharr will recycle Christmas trees at the Pharr Events Center, the Pharr Civic Center or at its recycling center.
The city of Edinburg asks residents to leave their natural Christmas trees on the curbside. They will be collected during normal, trash-collection days.
Hidalgo County residents living outside of a city are asked to take their Christmas trees to their precinct's waste collection site. The trees will be accepted free of charge.
The city of South Padre Island will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling on December 29 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 4501 Padre Boulevard. The public is asked to first remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights, nails and tree stands from trees. For more information, please call the Environmental Health Services Department at (956) 761-3226.