Alternative Ways to Recycle
Polygroup's Christmas Recycling Program
Recycle with Polygroup’s Christmas Recycling Program. Ship them your artificial Christmas trees, old Christmas lights and extension cords, and they will upcycle them into products like bubble wrap and plastic bags.
Ways to Reduce
Decorate a Potted Tree Instead
It may be unconventional, but skipping the traditional Christmas tree (real or fake) altogether and decorating a potted tree you’ve bought or have in your home is a truly green way to have a tree for the holidays.
Ways to Reuse
Use for Years
Make the most of your artificial Christmas tree (and help the environment) by reusing the tree as many times as possible. As long as you take good care of it, it could be with you for years.
Donate or Sell Your Tree
If your artificial tree is still in good shape, consider donating it to a thrift store rather than throwing it out. You could also consider selling it online. November is the best time, but eBay has hundreds of listings year-round.
Reuse for Smaller Decorations
If your artificial tree is in rough shape after many years, remove and save the limbs that are still in good condition. They can be used to create smaller holiday decorations such as wreaths.