Fire station collects old Christmas trees

Tyler Garza

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If you and your family enjoy buying real Christmas trees or cutting down your own, then you should know that Prosper is having a drop-off for once-live trees starting on New Year’s day and continuing until January 14.

The Town of Prosper web site gives detailed instructions on where the location is.

“The unattended discarding spot is located in the parking area on the south side of the First St. immediately west of the central Fire Station, 1500 East St. the site is open 24 hours a day, and there is no charge for the service.”

There are also specific instructions on how the tree should be handled before dropping it off.

“Trees should be completely striped of all ornaments, tinsel, garland, aluminum icicles, lights, electric cords, strings and other decorations. Trees must also be removed from stands, wooden or metal, and should not be wrapped in plastic or paper.”

Trees with artificial snow, otherwise known as a flocked trees, are not accepted by the site and need to dispose of in a different way. 

Trees should be, “encased in plastic and placed alongside the monthly bulk trash pickup.”

The Town of Prosper website tells you what will be done to the trees.

“Trees will be chipped into mulch which will be used locally.”