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UnDecking the Halls: Tips for Proper Christmas Tree Disposal in Conroe

A Decorated Christmas Tree in the Living Room of a Rental Property in ConroeNothing gives the holiday feel like a fresh-cut Christmas tree. These holiday trees can fill a rental home with the aroma and beauty of the outdoors. Its very smell brings back the good memories of holidays past. And when it’s decorated with lights and ornaments, it becomes one of the iconic symbols of Christmas. But once the holidays have come and gone, the tree could not remain in the house. So, many Conroe tenants would have to face the problem of how to dispose of their tree properly. Dry pine needles are a fire hazard, so, after you’ve kept the ornaments and other decorations, the next thing you need to do is to remove your Christmas tree from the property. The difficulty of this is that most dumpsters and general trash pick-ups won’t accept Christmas trees, so disposing of it is not as simple as tossing it out. Below, we’ll discuss some safe and legal ways renters can properly dispose of their Christmas trees.

One of the primary ways to dispose of a Christmas tree is to check your city’s website. Also, check the site of your local waste removal company as well. These days, with the internet being ubiquitous, virtually all cities and towns have their own websites that have helpful information for residents. Now, when the holiday season arrives, they usually update it with information about specific, city-run programs designed for Christmas tree removal. Local waste removal companies do the same thing with their websites. There are places that have a list of local drop-off locations; for others, they may offer curbside pickup or even have someone shred your tree for mulch.

If your town has drop-off locations, then it would be really easy to remove the tree from the property. To find the location that’s easiest for you, just do a quick internet search. Once you’ve got the location, the next thing to do is to take the tree there. If you plan to do it yourself, then consider using a tree bag to protect your walls and floors from scratches and to keep dead pine needles from making a mess.

In some areas, you can arrange to have the local yard waste removal company come and pick up your tree, or even have it turned into mulch right outside your home. To avail of these services, you may need to make a special request on or before a specific date, and some may cost you a little extra on your trash removal bill that month. If either of these solutions is available in your area, don’t forget to find out all you can about them, including any related fees, before scheduling the service.

Aside from the services provided by your city or that of your local waste removal company, there are still other ways to dispose of a Christmas tree. If it’s useful for you, you can always hire someone to chop your tree up into firewood. You can also look for an organization that accepts donated Christmas trees for use in environmental recovery projects. Many of these projects use donated trees to reduce beach erosion or create habitats for wildlife. This makes this option really good for the environment.

There is one option that you should never consider, and that is to burn your Christmas tree on the property. It’s only a good option if you have a wood-burning fireplace and if your tree is cut into firewood. Otherwise, it’s a really bad idea to light a dry pine tree on fire. It’s very risky and you may injure yourself or even damage or destroy your Conroe rental property— and all your personal belongings with it.

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), it takes less than 60 seconds for a Christmas tree fire to set an entire house ablaze. Even if you have successfully burned your tree without taking the house with it, there’s a high chance that the fire damaged the yard or other parts of the property. This could result in you having to, at a minimum, deal with fines or the loss of your security deposit.

The proper disposal of your Christmas tree should never be taken lightly. It is a serious matter. By doing some research you can get the right information to help you choose the best method that gets the job done and keeps you and your rental home safe.

At Real Property Management Republic, we understand that your life is busy and you have a lot of important commitments with both your professional and personal life, so staying on top of everything is just not possible. Our team of Conroe property managers is ready to take that weight off your shoulders. We take care of all tenant communication, including educating them on important aspects like Christmas tree removal. Contact us or call us at 281-362-5001 today.

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