McKinney provides curbside, drop-off options for Christmas tree recycling

The city of McKinney and its services provider, Progressive Waste Solutions, are offering curbside pickup for Christmas trees, poinsettias, natural wreaths and garlands as part of the green waste recycling program.

Pickup will take place on regular trash days from Jan. 4-15.

All ornaments and lights must be removed from trees and the tree must be placed next to the recycling and waste bins. Flocked trees will not be accepted.

Poinsettias, natural wreaths and garland must be placed in brown paper lawn bags for pickup.

McKinney also provides two locations where trees can be dropped off for recycling. Trees without lights, decorations or flocking can be taken to the Al Ruschhaupt Soccer Complex at 1986 Park View Ave. or to the water tower on the corner of Eldorado Parkway and Alma Road in Gabe Nesbitt Community Park any time through Jan. 17. Look for signs for exact locations.

Because of the New Year’s Day holiday, all McKinney trash pickup normally scheduled for Jan. 1 will be moved to Jan. 2.