‘Treecyle’ your Christmas tree after the holidays in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County

Real Christmas trees are grown on farms throughout the year rather than being cut from forests.

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Santa Rosa County Public Works is offering an environmentally friendly option for live Christmas tree disposal. Residents who would like to “treecycle” their tree for mulch can drop off their clean Christmas trees in the designated areas listed below by Jan. 16: 

  • Jay Transfer Station — Transfer Station Road, Jay
  • Panhandle Butterfly House — 4966 Henry St., Milton (NEW)
  • Pace Fire Rescue District — 4773 Pace Patriot Blvd., Pace
  • Navarre Beach Boat Ramp Parking Lot Recycle Area — Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach
  • Tiger Point Recreation Area — Gulf Breeze, east of Walmart

Residents with waste haulers who opt to have their haulers pick up their trees should follow instructions for yard waste pickup as required by their waste hauler.

The following applies to recycling live Christmas trees for Waste Pro customers:

  • Trees will be picked up on residents’ normally scheduled yard waste days.
  • Remove any tinsel, lights, and ornaments from the tree before placing it out for pick up.
  • No artificial trees.
  • Cut any large trees over six feet in half.

The following applies to Adams Sanitation customers:

  • Trees will be picked up on residents’ normally scheduled yard waste days.
  • Remove any tinsel, lights, and ornaments from the tree before placing it out for pick up.
  • No artificial trees.

A reminder from the Santa Rosa County Environmental Department: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or woodstove. Pines, firs, and other evergreens have a high content of flammable turpentine oils.  Burning trees may contribute to creosote buildup and risk a chimney fire. 

For more information, call the Santa Rosa County Environmental Department at 850-981-7135.

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