McKinney residents can use curbside collection or a designated drop-off location to have their live Christmas tree recycled through Jan. 19, according to the city’s website.

What you need to know

Waste Connections will pick up trees at homes as part of regular trash-day pickup, according to the city of McKinney’s website. Residents can place the tree next to their trash container for pickup.

For residents who live in an apartment, there are two drop-off locations:What else

For trees to be recycled, city officials ask that residents remove all lights, ornaments and decorations from the tree. Trees should not be bagged, and any trees with ornaments or lights will not be collected and must be scheduled for a bulky item pickup, according to the city’s website.

Natural decorations, such as natural poinsettias, pine garland and wreaths, can also be placed in brown paper bags next to trash bins on regularly scheduled trash days for collection. These items should be removed from any pots or containers, and have any lights or ornaments removed.

The plant materials will be taken to a regional composting facility in Plano to be “converted into a variety of compost products,” according to the city’s website.

For questions about Christmas tree recycling, call Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 or visit the city's website.