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Recycle Christmas Trees in New Hanover County Beginning Dec. 26

Posted December 21, 2020 at 1:36 pm     Category: Environmental ManagementNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – As a free service to New Hanover County residents, the county’s Environmental Management Department is offering Christmas tree recycling beginning December 26 through January 31.

“We are pleased to partner with The Home Depot and the City of Wilmington to provide Christmas tree recycling services for our residents again this year,” said Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman. “Real Christmas trees and wreaths are biodegradable and we can recycle them into mulch and compost after the holidays are over.”

Trees and wreaths must have all lights, ornaments, stands, and tinsel removed, and artificial trees cannot be accepted. Residents are asked to stack the trees neatly as space is limited and demand is expected to be high. The drop-off locations are:

  • Home Depot, 5511 Carolina Beach Road
  • Home Depot, 210 Eastwood Road
  • New Hanover County Landfill, 5210 US Highway 421 North

Fenced-in areas in the Home Depot parking lots will be marked with signage designating the drop-off locations.

This program is funded and coordinated by the New Hanover County Environmental Management Department, with support from the City of Wilmington Sanitation Department, and the Home Depot. Learn more at Recycling.NHCgov.com or call Environmental Management at (910) 798-4400, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Media Contact:
Jessica Loeper

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