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City to Host Christmas Tree Recycling Events in January

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

'Tis the season for Christmas trees, but what do you do with your tree once the holidays are over? The City is hoping you will make sure to recycle them properly.

The first two weekends of January, they will have various recycling events. Just like the coke cans, cereal boxes and newspapers that get recycled after they are put into your blue bins, the brush you leave out for the City to collect is also recycled and put to good use.

"During our brush collections during the year, we really are encouraging residents to keep their brush and bulky collections separately so we can provide this great clean mulch that you see behind me," Clean City Coordinator Angela Gonzalez said.

The recycled brush also includes Christmas trees, which the City will be collecting the first two weekends in January in order to turn the trees into pine mulch, which Gonzalez says has many benefits on top of the good smell.

"The acids in that mulch are really good for our type of soil here in Corpus Christi, and also it's a rodent repellent, because rodents can't handle that great smell that we love so much," Gonzalez said.

Another recycling event the City has coming up is a special glass drop-off at the Wal-Mart in Calallen. It will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Since glass can't be placed in your blue recycle bins, make sure the glass is separated by color and is clean before you drop it off.

If residents cannot make it to the glass drop-off, they can take it to the J.C. Elliot Transfer Station at 7001 Ayers.

When dropping off your Christmas trees, make sure they are free of fake snow and are bare.

For more information on recycling in Corpus Christi, call 361-826-CITY.

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