(CMR) Cayman residents are able to recycle their live Christmas trees via the The Department of Environmental Health's annual Christmas tree recycling program. Bins are scheduled to go out tomorrow January 3.
This program aims to reduce the amount of waste entering the George Town landfill by recycling natural Christmas trees into mulch.
The DEH asks residents to remove all wires and ornaments from Christmas trees before placing them into collection bins, which will be provided at the following locations from Jan. 3-18:
Ed Bush Stadium, West Bay
George Town Cricket Field
George Town landfill public drop-off area
Spots Dock, Savannah
The entrance of Frank Sound Road
Christmas trees will then be removed and shredded.
Free mulch will be made available to the public at the George Town Cricket Field on Saturday, Jan. 19 from approximately 8 a.m.
Mulch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Residents are invited to come out early and to bring their shovels and bags for the removal of the mulch.
The DEH is also reminding the public that PET/HDPE bottles, tin/aluminum cans, paper/cardboard, as well as glass and ceramic items, can be deposited at any of its supermarket drop off sites as part of its ongoing recycling program.
For more information, contact DEH at 949-6696 or [email protected].