As the California Integrated Waste Management Board reports, and according to the National Christmas Tree Association, between 25 and 30 million "fresh-cut" Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year. Christmas tree recycling helps return a renewable resource return back to the environment.
Many communities have Christmas tree recycling programs. For a list of California communities offering such programs, click here. For other states, visit the Earth 911 website to find a Christmas tree recycling program in your area.