The holiday season is always a joyful time where people come together, family, and friends, to celebrate the year’s achievements, have a good time, and make memories.
One of the most common practices during Christmas is putting up a Christmas tree. The large green conifer tree fully decorated in lights and other artifacts usually set the perfect mood to steer everyone in the house throughout the holiday.
The question now is, what can you do with your Christmas tree after the holiday season is over? Well, you can recycle or reuse the tree.
Here are some of the ways of reusing or recycling your old Christmas tree.
- Make Firewood
Most of the time, people use artificial trees in their house, which usually resembles the actual evergreen conifer, and decorate it appropriately. While there are some people like this, others prefer using the actual (real) tree as it is more appealing and set the mood correctly.
If you are one of the people, who prefers using the actual tree after the celebrations are over, you can chop the tree and get firewood. The firewood can help you warm up your house at night using the fireplace or cook a meal or two on your charcoal grill.
If you need timber or leftover wood disposed of, we can help with our removal services.
- Create Fish Food and Habitat
Once you are done with your Christmas tree, you can use it to create fish food and habitat in a nearby lake or pond.
The best way to go about this is removing any hooks, ornaments, and decorations from the tree and let it look exactly how it was when you uprooted it. Once you have done this, carry the tree and carefully dump it into the lake/pond.
The pine/spruce provides a natural habitat for the fish. Furthermore, when the tree decomposes, it will provide a proper environment for the growth of algae, which is food for the fish.
- Taking the Tree To a Recycling Centre
Once you are done using the tree and you have no idea what to do with it, a perfect place to start is checking around your area for recycling plants. These centres are skilled in the field and will ensure that your tree is put into proper use.
All you have to do is search on the internet for a recycling centre near you. Once you have found one, retrieve their contacts. From there, you can set a way of either delivering the tree or for them to pick it up.
Make sure you ask if there are special requirements regarding things like ornaments, size, flocking, tinsel, and much more.
- Restoration of Dunes
Over the years, communities around beaches have had troubles with beach erosion. The problem significantly reduced after they decided to use old Christmas trees in a bid to restore the sand dunes.
The reason why an old Christmas tree is used in this scenario is because the tree’s needles retain sand and vegetation against strong wind. Therefore, you can use the same principle elsewhere and save two or three sand dunes using your old Christmas tree.
- Selling or Donating The Tree
One of the best ways of reusing your old Christmas tree, especially the artificial one, is donating it to your relatives, friends, or the less fortunate. What you feel does not serve any purpose may put a huge smile on someone’s face. Otherwise, if the artificial tree is still in good condition, you can choose to sell it as it can fetch a reasonable price.
- Using It For Art
If you are the type of person who loves art or creating masterpieces from simple items available, well, this might be for you. You can separate the part of the tree and creatively make something beautiful out of it. For instance, the branches can serve as excellent materials for making DIY wreaths.
The festive season comes with a lot of joy, commemorations, eating, and sharing presents under a Christmas tree. Once the celebrations are over, people usually do not know what to do with the trees.
Well, if you are one of them, you can easily recycle the tree by dumping it in a lake/pond as it can serve as a habitat for the fish. It can also decompose to foster the growth of algae, which is food for the fish.
You can also reuse tree, the artificial one, by donating it to somebody who would like to have one. Making firewood with the tree is also a great way of recycling a real Christmas tree.
If you need professional help recycling or getting rid of your Christmas tree after the holidays, call us at Paul’s Rubbish Removal, and we will help you with everything.
Excellent service; quote given on the spot for major clean-up of household throw-outs. The team provides quick, efficient and courteous removal! Very satisfied customer.
We needed a few boys to come down to the building site and remove large amounts of materials after the demolition. Paul was very friendly and gave us all the info we needed. We scheduled for him to come down on the same-day as it was an urgent job. Not only did he arrive on-time and got the job done, he very professional throughout the clean-out and managed his team very well. Top job mate!
Paul did a splendid job with cleaning out our backyard. We had old fridges, computers, microwaves, timber flooring and heaps of other junk left over from our house renovation. Paul was quick to provide advice and how much it’d cost to get everything cleaned up. He arrived at a time which suited us best and left absolutely no rubbish behind. I can not stress how happy we are now that our family home is junk-free! Thank you!
Wanted to say a big thanks to Paul and his team for sorting out our rubbish on such late notice. Paul provided a fast and affordable quote, arrived on-time and had our rubbish totally removed within the time-frame we had given them. Can’t fault these guys whatsoever!
You guys are great, I’ll happily recommend you. I just wished I had found you sooner. I felt your price was a little too low when you quoted… so I didn’t think you would do such a good job… well done for proving me wrong.
Paul, sensational job as always, love how easy you make it look. Definitely won’t hesitate in calling you again should either my family or friends need rubbish removed. Thanks again!
Dear Paul, My husband told me what a great job you did in the kitchen, I got home and found every bit of our demolished kitchen removed and I just wanted to write and say thank you for doing it so quickly, thoroughly and for cleaning up afterwards as well. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. We both felt your price was very reasonable too. Many thanks.
- Is Sydney Ready for Waste to Energy Technology? - June 21, 2020
- How the COVID-19 Lockdown Causes Increased Household Rubbish in Australia - June 20, 2020
- Home Cleaning: Fun Recycling Activities for Kids - June 19, 2020