Friday, November 15th is America Recycles Day!
November 14, 2013
Tomorrow is America Recycles Day. It’s a day for everyone to pledge to:
- Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community at americarecyclesday.org.
- Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will recycle more.
- Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.”
As we told you here, we NEVER leave brush piles on your easement for the city to take to the landfill. A qualified professional tree care company will take care of the leftover brush as part of their business operations. Organic matter just doesn't belong in the landfill; especially not at a cost to the taxpayers. We recycle all small brush into firewood, mulch, compost and ultimately our own liquid compost extract that we use in our organic fertilization program. Nothing goes to waste! When a tree must be removed, we bring in special equipment at our cost to remove the trunk of the tree in its entirety. As a one-off project, we worked with Urban Lumber Products to turn the recycled wood into usable lumber, building materials and even finished furniture as we showcased this year at the State Fair of Texas.
We also think this is a great day to enlighten neighbors, friends and family what happens to all that brush we see lying around on easements. Education is key and we want to help spread you the word about tree recycling!
In addition to tree recycling, many locations around the DFW area will be accepting items such as eyeglasses, electronic equipment, coats & blankets, cooking oil, medication, and more. And don’t forget to mulch those leaves! Bagged leaves don’t belong in a landfill; add them to compost or use as a natural mulch to protect garden plants in winter.