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Real Christmas Trees are Recyclable
After the holidays, don’t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Here are some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays. Every community is different, but in general, you have these options:
Curbside pick-up for recycling: Many providers will collect trees during regular pickup schedules on the two weeks following Christmas. There are often requirements for size, removing ornaments, flocking, etc.
Take your tree to a drop-off recycling center: Most counties have free drop-off locations. Usually, you may take up to two trees to a drop-off location at no charge.
Yard waste: Cut the tree to fit loosely into your yard waste container.
Tree recycling/mulching programs: Tree recycling and mulching programs are a fast-growing trend in communities throughout the nation. Check with your local department of public works for information. They chip and shred the trees, then make the mulch available for use in your garden. Your hauler will notify you of pick-up dates in your area. Be sure to check with your local hauler.
Nonprofit pickup: Call for an appointment to have a nonprofit organization in your area pickup your tree. Some Boy Scout troops offer a pickup service for a small donation (often $5).
Other Recycling Options
Soil erosion barriers: Some communities use Christmas trees to make effective sand and soil erosion barriers, especially for lake and river shoreline stabilization and river delta sedimentation management.
Fish feeders: Sunk into private fish ponds, trees make an excellent refuge and feeding area for fish.
Bird feeders: Place the Christmas tree in the garden or backyard and use it as a bird feeder and sanctuary. Fresh orange slices or strung popcorn will attract the birds and they can sit in the branches for shelter. (Make sure all decorations, hooks, garland and tinsel strands are removed). Eventually (within a year) the branches will become brittle and you can break the tree apart by hand or chip it in a chipper.
Mulch: A Christmas tree is biodegradable; its branches may be removed, chipped, and used as mulch in the garden.
Paths for hiking trails: Some counties use shredded trees as a free, renewable and natural path material that fits both the environment and the needs of hikers.
Living, rooted trees: Get a rooted (ball and burlap or containerized) tree and plant it in your yard. (It's a good idea to dig the hole in the late fall while the soil is still soft, then plant the tree into that hole immediately after Christmas.) Living trees have a better survival rate in mild climates.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Happy Birthday America
We will soon be celebrating our country's birthday. The 4th of July is a very special day in our country's history. When the 13 colonies broke away from the United Kingdom we became The United States of America. It is a time of celebrating with food, drink, fireworks, and for some a day at the beach. SERVPRO is celebrating this special day as a sponsor in the Wawa for America Festival. This is a special time for all of us. While we are taking in all the festivities we must remember that safety is of the utmost importance. Only professionals should be handling fireworks. Too many accidents occur when the rules are not followed. Have fun but also take a moment to realize what this holiday is all about. God Bless America!
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. We visit cemeteries and memorials to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American Flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day - Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, whereas Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U. S. military veterans. SERVPRO honors all our military and are so very proud of their service to our country. We appreciate their total dedication and sacrifice. God bless them all! We are so very grateful for all they do for us. They protect us and our country.
This weekend is daylight savings time. It is time to put your clocks one hour ahead. "Spring Forward". This is a great time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and your carbon monoxide detectors. It is always a great idea to change the filter in your air conditioner. Yearly maintenance by a trained HVAC company is a great way to extend the life of your air conditioner and also your heating system. This will prevent any unnecessary costs for repairs. Your system will perform more efficiently and provide energy savings. After experiencing snow, ice, wind and power outages this month Spring is such a welcome change. The month isn't over yet so if you experience any problems with flooding, bursting pipes or any other issues please call SERVPRO. We will definitely help you get through these problems.
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