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Christmas Tree Recycling Depots Now Open

December 28, 2010 6:44 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Workers prepare Christmas trees for sale December 17, 2010 in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Retailers across the country are hopeful for a rebound in Christmas-related sales as the economy slowly improves. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

If you’re no longer in the Christmas spirit and have decided to take down your tree, the city’s Let’s Chip In depots opened up on Monday.

The 11 depots will operate until January 20 at several locations and serve as a spot to recycle your tree.

Before you drop off your tree, the city kindly asks that you remove all decorations, tinsel, plastic bags and tree stands.

Residents are also welcome to help themselves to free wood chips in early January while quantities left.

The depots are an environmentally friendly alternative to throwing your tree by the curbside on garbage day.

Winnipeggers recycled 15,780 trees last season.