LAS CRUCES – Unsure where to take your wilting Christmas tree after the holidays are over? Head over to the Old Foothills Landfill at 555 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd., for free disposal.
During business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can bring their trees directly to the green waste area. After hours and on Sunday when the landfill is closed, a roll-off container will be available outside the gate starting Saturday, Dec 29 through Sunday, Jan. 20.
Las Cruces Utilities repurposes the cut trees — and other green waste like leaves, grass clippings, and tree branches — into composted mulch that can be used at homes and businesses all over town for dust control, weed control, and moisture retention for plantings. The mulch is available free.
When you bring your live, cut Christmas tree, please keep a couple of things in mind:
- Remove all decorations, ornaments, tinsel, and lights before recycling.
- Trees with fake flocked “snow” cannot be recycled and must go into the trash.
You can reach Las Cruces Utilities at 575-528-3500 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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