Aluminum cans, plastic milk jugs and paper are not the only things that can be recycled. Apparently, Christmas trees too can see another landfill-free life.
And, if you live in Hatboro, simply placing your live tree at the curb on your designated trash day means it will be picked up and recycled, according to Diane Hegele, assistant borough secretary.
"Residents in Hatboro have two trash days per week so they can put a tree out either one," Hegele wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "Trees are picked up separately from trash as they can be recycled."
Hatboro residents whose trash pickup is normally on Tuesdays will have pickup on Wednesday in place of the New Year's Day holiday, according to the borough's Web site.
As is the case with normal trash and recycling collection, residents are asked to place unwanted items curbside by 7 a.m. on the designated collection day. For a list of Hatboro trash pickup days by zone, click here.
According to the National Christmas Tree Association, real Christmas trees can be repurposed for mulch, used as a bird or fish feeder, or can be put to use for paths for hiking trails.