TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After what firefighters believe to be a Christmas tree fire displaced two residents in Tucson, officials want to remind people to take down their Christmas trees and recycle them as soon as possible.
Trees can be very flammable and light up in seconds if they're extremely dry. Many people will wait until New Years is over to bring their trees to a tree-cycle lot. Having a flammable tree in your home can put you at risk for a Christmas tree related fire.
"Think about it. In your home, what do you have around your Christmas tree right now? Your drapes for your windows, couches, rugs - just all of those things that are going to feed off that Christmas tree fire," said Tucson Fire Department Captain Andy Skaggs.
The following TreeCycle sites are open during daylight hours, seven days a week (unless noted):
- Oro Valley Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Dr., (Only open through January 7, 2018)
- Tank's Roll-offs & Recycling, 7301 E Speedway (turn north on Prudence Rd., Open M-F, 7 am - 4 pm; Sat, 7 am - 2 pm; ONLY DURING BUSINESS HOURS
- Golf Links Sports Park, 2400 S. Craycroft Rd. (7 am - 5 pm)
- Tucson Rodeo Grounds, on 3rd Ave. (east of Rodeo Grounds, on S. 3rd Ave.)
- Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Rd. (Entrance is at intersection of Craycroft Rd. & Los Reales Rd., follow signs) 6am-5pm **Closed Sundays**
- Silverbell Site, (northeast corner of Silverbell Rd. & Goret Rd (follow signs)
- Purple Heart Park, 10050 E. Rita Rd.
- Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, (southeast corner of parking lot)
The City of Tucson will not collect Christmas trees from curbs and alleys. Other green waste cannot be accepted at TreeCycle. Commercial tree lot overages are not accepted at TreeCycle sites, except for Los Reales Landfill at posted landfill rates.