Out with the old

Out with the old

Not to kill your holiday buzz, but seeing as this is the last issue before you (hopefully) throw out your Christmas tree, we gotta talk.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, responsible way to discard of your yuletide flora, look no further than the City of Durango’s Christmas tree recycling drop-off at Santa Rita Park.

People can drop off their natural trees – free of ornaments, gnomes and tinsel – at the drop-off site near the playground and river access point. Also, you’ll probably want to make sure your cat isn’t still stuck in there.

You can drop off your tree until Jan. 31. Ultimately, the trees will be recycled into mulch. And, with 25-35 million real trees sold every Christmas in the United States, this is a far better outcome than the landfill.

And, if you’re feeling bummed about the festive lights and decorations coming down, don’t despair. When the holidays wind down, that only means one thing: Snowdown is creeping ever closer…

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