Ways To Properly Dispose Of Your Christmas Tree
Unfortunately, the day has come and it is time to dispose of your Christmas tree. No longer will your home scream holiday cheer and smell of fresh Douglas fir. While you may be inclined to keep the holiday spirit around just a few more days, your beautiful tree can become a home hazard if you wait too long. Rather than running the risk of your Christmas tree going up in flames, keep these informational points of ways to properly dispose of your Christmas tree in mind:
- When it comes to Christmas tree disposal, it is important that you act as soon as the needles begin to dry and start flaking off. Before disposing, remove all lights, decorations, and tinsel. Next, cut the Christmas tree into smaller pieces for easy disposal.
- If you have a green yard waste bin, simply cut up your tree into small pieces and fill your bin the day before trash collection day. Many homeowners just prompt their tree up against their green yard waste bin assuming this will suffice.
- Nearly every city and county sets up Christmas tree disposal centers, in an effort to ensure safety. Therefore, homeowners who do not have a green yard waste bin still have an option. To determine which disposal location is most convenient for you simply call 3-1-1.
- Most importantly, do not drop off your tree at a company’s garbage site. While you may be inclined to view this as no harm done, this can be extremely dangerous since you do not know exactly when trash pick up is, meaning your dried out tree can be posing as a fire hazard.
We hope you had the most pleasant holiday season! Serving Hudson, Chatham, and all of New York, contact Lofgren Agency for all of your insurance needs. We will go above and beyond to provide you with the security you deserve.