El Paso County Wants Your Live Christmas Tree For Mulch
If you have a live Christmas tree and you would like to do something other than throw it out on the curb until it dries up and blows away, consider recycling it. The County of El Paso is asking for live trees to turn into mulch that will then be available to the public for free. Think about it, your Christmas tree made the inside of your home beautiful during the holidays, and now it can be turned into mulch that can make the outside of your home beautiful when you spread it on your yard and gardens.
It's super easy to do. Just make sure that all your ornaments, lights, and anything that isn't a part of the tree is off the tree. Then put that sucker either in your trunk or on top of your vehicle and get it to a Citizen Collection Center:
Citizen Collection Stations are open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. They will be closed January 1 - 3 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
121 Atlantic (West)
4501 Hondo Pass (Northeast)
2492 Harrison (Central)
1034 Pendale (Mission Valley)
3510 Confederate (East)
If you have a holiday overflow of household trash, bulky items, tires without rims, used electronics, or household hazardous waste, you can drop those things off at the Citizen Collection Centers as well. You'll need a recent water bill that matches your ID, or a CCS pass that you can get on their mobile app "ESD Works For You." You'll need those to recycle your Christmas tree as well.