• Christmas Trees Become Mulch After the Holidays
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at

  • Christmas tree recycling at Agromin. Photo: Ventura County Star

    Agromin will recycle between 50,000 and 60,000 Christmas trees this season. Agromin begins receiving unsold trees from Christmas tree lots even before Christmas. After Christmas, residential trees are collected and dropped off at Agromin’s Oxnard recycling facility by various local waste haulers. 

    Photo: Ventura County Star
    The trees will be cleaned of any tinsel and ornaments, chopped and then laid out in giant composting rows, eventually finding their way to local farms and into consumer and commercial products in the form of mulch. In as little as 60 days, trees go from being the center of holiday festivities to mulch used on farmland, roadside landscapes and in backyard gardens. Everything is recycled. This process is an excellent example of what communities are doing to close the "recycling loop."

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