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SWMD Invites Customers to Mulch Their Real Christmas Trees

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

SWMD Invites Customers to Mulch Their Real Christmas Trees

CONTACT: Marcus Lee, 210-207-6463


SAN ANTONIO (December 22, 2020) – Solid Waste Management Department customers are invited to turn their live Christmas trees into mulch after the holiday season according to the following schedule:
January 2 to January 31, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm:

  • Bitters Brush Drop-Off Center - 1800 Wurzbach Parkway, 78216
  • Nelson Gardens Drop-Off Center - 8963 Nelson Road, 78252
  • SWMD Highway 90 Location - 5450 Castroville Road, 78227

January 2 to January 16 Tuesday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm:

  • Culebra Road Drop-Off Center – 7030 Culebra Road, 78238
  • Frio City Road Drop-Off Center – 1531 Frio City Road, 78226
  • Rigsby Road Drop-Off Center – 2755 Rigsby Road, 78222

Customers should follow these guidelines. If the tree is over 6 ft. tall cut it in half. Remove all lights, decorations and stands.  Do not bag trees. No live wreaths, garlands or plants will be accepted.  Approximately one to two weeks after these dates, the tree mulch will be available at the Bitters Brush location for free while supplies last.
Customers can also place smaller real trees in their green organics carts for their normal collection dates.  Trimming may be required. The cart lid must close completely. Do not over-stuff or over-fill the cart. Do not bag the tree. No plastic, metal or glass is accepted.
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