All the presents are opened, every last bit of eggnog is gone, and the kids are gearing up to go back to school. The only thing that's left of the Christmas spirit in your home is your beautiful tree still standing in the living room. Yes, it was fun decorating it, but now that the holidays are over you're bound to return your living room back to it's normal state soon. To do that though, you must get rid of the tree. So how do you recycle your Christmas tree? You can't just box it up and throw it in the basement with the rest of the decorations (unless it's fake), and yes, your neighbors just throw theirs on the curb, but there are better ways to get rid of your tree.
If you want to recycle your tree and give it another purpose after you've taken all the decorations off, there are many ways to do it. If you're handy, you can use it for DIY projects like making coasters or creating a home for wildlife in your backyard. Or, you can hand it over to the experts and let them recycle it responsibly. There are so many things you can do with your tree instead of chucking it on your sidewalk or unsuccessfully stuffing it into your garbage can. All you need is to think outside the box. Here's a list to help you get started.