As families spent more time at home this year due to the pandemic, demand for real Christmas trees increased and was on average a week earlier than last year. Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) is accepting unflocked Christmas trees, holly, pumpkins, and other living decorations for recycling free of charge this holiday season at the collection sites noted below. These living decorations will then be repurposed and made into nutrient-rich mulch and compost through the Texas Disposal Systems composting division. The finished composts and mulches will be available for purchase at Garden-Ville stores throughout Central Texas.
Trees and decorations must be free of flocking, lights, ornaments, metal and other non-living contaminants. A $45 contamination fee will be assessed for trees and decorations that have not been cleaned. When bringing loads for drop off, please ensure materials are tied and secured, per Texas law.
Christmas Tree Collection Sites: Below is a list of the San Antonio area sites that are accepting trees. All sites will be open December 26-January 31, with the exception of January 1 when they will be closed. Evans Rd. will also be closed and SARA will have limited hours on December 31.
Garden-Ville Evans Rd. San Antonio Mon-Fri 7am-5pm / Sat 7am-3pm / Sun Closed
7561 E. Evans Rd. San Antonio, TX 78266 Ph: 210.651.6115
Garden-Ville SARA San Antonio Mon-Fri 8am-4pm / Sat Closed / Sun Closed
1280 FM 1516 #2, Converse, TX 78109 Ph: 210.483.1951
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