Start your new year green by disposing of your holiday decorations responsibly, and sign up for commercial lawn care from Landworks for a beautiful green lawn this year!Landworks commercial lawn care company knows the importance of recycling. According to the Mid-America Regional Council, we create 25% more waste between Thanksgiving and Christmas than we do the rest of the year. Keeping everything recyclable out of landfills becomes especially important during the holidays. 

Most people know that live Christmas trees can be recycled, but did you know that broken holiday lights can be recycled as well? Start your new year green by disposing of your holiday decorations responsibly, and sign up for commercial lawn care from Landworks for a beautiful green lawn this year!

Recycle Christmas Trees

Keeping Christmas trees out of landfills is important because organic waste creates climate changing methane gas as it breaks down. Missouri bans Christmas trees from its landfills, and they’re highly discouraged, although allowed, in Kansas. There are numerous ways to reuse or recycle trees, however. Some people sink them into ponds to create fish habitats. Others chop them into wood chips or mulch for erosion control and landscaping.

Residents should first call their trash providers to see if their tree can be hauled away. If you have to haul it away yourself there are several drop-off locations around the metro. Kansas City residents can drop off their trees on Saturdays at any of the city’s three leaf and brush sites with proof of residency.

Tree pickup services:

Waste Management (hauling services)

(913) 631-3300

 

Kansas City Mo. Curbside Services

(816) 513-3600

 

Merriam Holiday Tree Pick Up

(913) 322-5570

 

Olathe Holiday Tree Pick Up

(913) 971-9311

 

Tree drop off locations:

Leawood City Park

(913) 663-9151

10601 Lee Blvd.

Leawood , KS 66206

 

Franklin Park

(913) 385-4647

4798 W 88th St.

Prairie Village, KS 66207

 

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

(913) 895-6273

8909 W. 179th St.

Overland Park, KS 66085

 

Little Mill Creek North Park

(913) 477-7100

7898 Cottonwood

Lenexa, KS 66215

 

Waste Management Customer Convenience Center

(913) 631-8181, ext. 2

17955 Holiday Dr.

Shawnee, KS 66217

 

Heritage Park

(913) 888-4713

16050 Pflumm Road

Olathe, KS 66062

 

Holiday Light Recycling

The metals in holiday light wires and bulbs can be recycled along with the glass. Several area hardware stores accept the lights for recycling, including all Westlake Hardware locations. Other facilities that accept broken holiday lights include:

 

Kansas City Mo. Recycling Center (South)

(816) 561-1087

5200 E. Red Bridge Road

Kansas City, MO 64137

 

Olathe HHW & E-Waste Facility

(913) 971-9311

1420 S. Robinson

Olathe, KS 66061

 

Overland Park Recycling Center

(913) 901-6002

11921 Hardy

Overland Park, KS 66213

 

If you need additional drop off locations for either trees or lights, visit recyclespot.org.

Commercial Lawn Care From Landworks

Landworks is a commercial lawn care and landscaping company specializing in all aspects of lawn care. Our customized maintenance programs are designed to meet your needs, including mowing, mulching, shrub/tree trimming, spring/fall clean ups, and lawn fertilization/weed control programs.

For information about commercial lawn care from Landworks, call (913) 422-9300. To request a quote, click here.