TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The city of Tucson’s TreeCycle program opened its locations on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Residents can drop off their Christmas trees at eight locations across southern Arizona, from Oro Valley to Rita Ranch on the southeast side.
The Tucson Fire Department is urging the public to take advantage of the program as dry trees are a fire hazard.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends trees are removed four weeks after they were brought into the home.
“Make sure that if you start to see it drop its needles or starting to get a little crunchy, you have to really consider, 'OK this is creating a potential hazard, a potential situation in the home that I may need to account for,” said Jessica Nolte, with TFD.
The TreeCycle program runs until Jan. 14, 2019.
The city asks you to remove all decorations before dropping off your trees. The trees will be made into mulch, free to anyone to take starting in early January.