Dispose of holiday greenery for free at these 3 locations in the New Braunfels area

There are local opportunities to dispose of Christmas trees and other live holiday greenery free of charge.

There are local opportunities to dispose of Christmas trees and other live holiday greenery free of charge.

Three area entities are providing free opportunities for residents to dispose of live holiday greenery. Artificial trees and trees with fake snow and accessories—such as lights, garland, tinsel, stands and ornaments—will not be accepted.

1. City of New Braunfels

The City of New Braunfels Recycle Center, 488 S. Castell Ave., is accepting live Christmas trees and offering Christmas tree mulch for city residents through Jan 12. Trees taller than 8 feet must be cut in half.

Christmas tree mulch, which is available for New Braunfels residents, must be self-loaded. Shovels and containers will not be provided. For more information, visit www.nbtexas.org/recyclecenter or call 830-221-4040.

2. Moe Schwab Recycling Center

Through Jan. 19, residents of Comal County may drop off live Christmas trees, holiday garland and other used natural greenery free of charge at the Moe Schwab Recycling Center, located at 281 Resource Drive, New Braunfels. The center is open 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday.

All other brush will be subject to the center’s usual recycling fees, which can be found at www.comalcountytx.com/rec.htm. Those with questions may call the center at 830-643-3781.

3. Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is offering free Christmas tree recycling at district offices throughout its service territory. Trees will be accepted through Jan. 5. at the Canyon Lake office warehouse, 1530 FM 3673, Canyon Lake. Direct questions to 830-964-3346.

By Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.