Thanks for Recycling Your Christmas Trees and Electronics – It’s Not Too Late to Keep Them Out of the Landfills

Jan 11, 2012 11 years ago

Thanks to everyone who brought their Christmas trees and obsolete electronics to Clark Park on Saturday! University City residents teamed up with UC Green and Bartlett Tree Experts to chip an amazing 324 trees. Those chips will now be composted rather than ending up in landfills, and if you want to continue to smell their delicious aroma, pass by Farm51 at 51st & Chester, or the Holly Street Garden, on Holly Street just north of Powelton Ave., where the chips will be used as mulch.

And at our first ever electronics recycling event, more than 200 people dropped off everything from tube amplifiers to first generation Macintosh computers. In all, more than 9 tons of equipment will end up being disposed of responsibly and locally by eForce Compliance, a local recycling company with a zero landfill policy. Based on the success of the event, look for another one to come to University City before too long.

If you didn’t get to drop off your tree, you can still keep it from the trash heap by bringing it to the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Center at 3033 S. 63rd Street before Saturday, January 14. Likewise, if you have electronics that you’d like to recycle properly, you can drop those off at eForce Compliance at 3114 Grays Ferry Ave., Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.