I usually wait until after New Year’s to take down my Christmas tree, but for me, that just means folding down the limbs, cramming the pieces back into the box and throwing it onto a closet shelf until next year. But for those who opted for a real tree have to find a proper way to dispose of it – other than waiting for bulk trash pick-up to come take it off the curb.

The City of Dallas offers a few recycling stations where you can drop off your tree (free of ornaments and tinsel, of course). To closest one to our neighborhood is the Bachman Station off Harry Hines. You can stop by Monday-Saturday now until Jan. 14.

If you find yourself in other parts of the city, recycling stations also are at Flag Pole Hill and Fair Oaks in Lake Highlands and the Southwest Transfer Station in South Oak Cliff.

You can learn more about doing your own composting during a free class at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at Central Market on Lovers Lane. You’ll also receive a free composting bin.

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