Christmas Recycling

Recycle Your Tree
Greenville County’s Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program is conducted annually at any Greenville County Residential Waste & Recycling Center or Twin Chimneys Landfill, free of charge! The Christmas trees will be ground into mulch, available to the public at the Twin Chimneys Landfill.

Holiday Recycling Tips
Bring your own shopping bags and fill them to capacity. When doing your holiday shopping, bring your own canvas, plastic, or paper shopping bags.
Reuse packing material.  Reuse packing containers and shipping materials such as peanuts, shredded newspaper and bubble wrap.
Use smaller bulbs.  Smaller bulbs have lower wattage than larger bulbs, consuming less energy and giving off less heat.  The new LED lights are cooler and use much less energy.
Buy recycled items.  Look for gifts made from recycled materials.
Give homemade gifts.  Give homemade goodies in a tin, jar, or basket that can be reused.  Homemade crafts or framed photographs are also good ideas.
Don’t wrap gifts.  Tickets, gift certificates and house plants are good to go.  When giving oversized gifts -like a bicycle – just tie a bow around them.  If you do wrap, do so with old maps, newspapers or blueprints.
Buy rechargeable batteries.  Provide rechargeable batteries    with each electronic gift.
Remember to Recycle! Recycle your gift boxes, cardboard boxes, wrapping paper and greeting cards!
Plant or recycle your Christmas tree! Buy an artificial tree or a live tree that can be planted or turned into mulch after the holidays. Recycle your live Christmas tree through Greenville County’s Grinding of the Greens Christmas tree recycling program at any Greenville County Residential Waste & Recycling Center or Twin Chimneys Landfill, free of charge! If you have curbside pickup you can leave your undecorated Christmas tree on your curb. The Christmas trees will be ground into mulch, available to the public at the Twin Chimneys Landfill.

 

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