Drop your used tape dispensers and rolls to the Preston Royal library to benefit library programs

Drop your used tape dispensers and rolls to the Preston Royal library to benefit library programs

Santa may have helped get Christmas presents under the tree, but wouldn’t it be nice if he came back down the chimney a few days later to lend a hand with taking the Christmas decorations down?

But alas, Christmas is over, and Santa is nowhere to be found: it’s time to get to work boxing up the lights and garland by yourself. However, there is a bright spot — by taking the dying Christmas tree to Home Depot, and those empty tape dispensers that you used to wrap gifts to the library, you’ll help provide mulch for city projects and help raise funds for Dallas libraries.

Here’s how it works:

Strip the tree stand, lights, hooks, and decor off of your tree. Then, take your Christmas tree to any Home Depot located in Dallas through Jan.7 — the closest one to our neighborhood is located at Forest and Central. Dallas is partnering with Home Depot to turn the old trees into mulch to be used for city projects.

Additionally, local library branches are accepting old tape rolls and empty tape dispensers to be recycled (most of which have reduced hours through New Year’s Eve, so click on the links below to make sure the library is open before you go.) The tape rolls will be recycled through a city partnership with TerraCycle, which recycles the plastic dispensers to prevent landfill waste. TerraCycle will donate funds to benefit Friends of the Dallas Public Library — one cent for every two tape rolls donated. For more information call 214.670.6971.


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