The holidays are over. Your evergreen is not as green as it was. It’s time to let it go. Here are two options:
The first is the annual Christmas tree mulching at Murch Elementary’s temporary UDC location. Head over to Van Ness Street and the UDC service road between the Murch trailers and the UDC parking garage this Saturday, January 6th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Murch’s HSA says: “Our friends at Branches Tree Experts will be on hand pro bono with their “chipper” to dispose of your tree in an eco-friendly fashion. A $10-$15 donation is requested, all of which will go to support the HSA-funded needs of our sports teams at Murch.”
You can even leave with the mulch, if you so choose.
The second option is to put your tree and other holiday greenery out whenever your recycling is picked up, between January 13th and February 2nd. This is a free service by DPW. If you live in an apartment or condo, your building will make other arrangements.
DPW says: “All ornaments and lights should be removed from the tree. Residents are also asked not to bag their trees or greenery.”
Last year, DPW says, it collected and composted 327.25 tons of holiday trees. DC residents can collect up to five 32-gallon bags of compost from the Fort Totten Trash Transfer Station, also for free.