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McAllen Recycling Offers Options for Proper Christmas Tree Disposal

8 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Friday, December 27 2019 Dec 27, 2019 December 27, 2019 5:21 PM December 27, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – There are several ways you can get rid of your real Christmas tree. From dropping it off at your local sanitation department to reusing it, but in a different way.

Nearly 200 trees are already inside the McAllen Compost Facility, an option officials say is for all Rio Grande Valley residents.

Lisa Valdez, an official at the facility, says people can go by there or at the McAllen Recycling Center. She recommends recycling. She says it’s a better option.

Valdez says another option would be to drop Christmas trees off at the composting facility where trees are grinded up and turned into mulch, then sold to the general public.

The McAllen centers are taking in trees from all Valley residents, but the following are other locations people can drop off trees:

ALAMO

Alamo Recycling Dropoff Site
411 North Tower Road
956-787-0006 ext. 131

BROWNSVILLE

Brownsville Landfill
9000 FM 802
956-831-3641

EDINBURG

Edinburg Recycling Center
3102 South Closner Blvd
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
956-381-5635

HARLINGEN

Harlingen Recycling Dropoff Site
1006 South Commerce Street
956-427-8824

MCALLEN

McAllen Recycling Center
4101 North Bentsen Road
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
956-681-4050

McAllen Compost Facility
15201 North 29th Street
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
956-681-4580

MISSION

Mission Sanitation Department
1500 East Kika de la Garza Loop or 105 Abelino Farias
956-583-2564

SAN JUAN

San Juan Recycling Center
323 West 1st Street
956-223-2340

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND

South Padre Island Community Center
4501 Padre Blvd
Every Saturday, Dec. 28 – Feb. 8 at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
956-761-8123

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