Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Connection.

Hopefully, the Christmas spirit will stay with you throughout 2024 and bring peace and joy for your entire family. That drooping Christmas tree dropping needles on your carpet? Not so much.

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Christmas trees may be dropped off for recycling now through Saturday, Feb. 3., at the Northwest (Bachman) Transfer Station, 9500 Harry Hines Blvd., or the McCommas Bluff Landfill, 5100 Youngblood Road. For recycling, trees must be real, unflocked, and have no remaining decorations, tinsel or lights. Trees will be mulched and reused on city property or by a community partner. The service is available for Dallas citizens only, and there is no charge.

Trees may instead be taken to the Fair Oaks Station, 7677 Fair Oaks, but these will not be recycled. They may also be set out with brush and bulky trash.

You may learn more here.

After we posted our information about city resources, we heard from the folks at Bonton Farms. They’re happy to accept your Christmas trees, which are stripped of limbs and happily consumed by goats, who consider Christmas trees a special treat. Remaining wood is used to create wood chips for landscaping, and the tree trunks are carved into canes for veterans.