Getting ready to throw out the tree? Read this first!

According to the EPA, millions of Christmas trees get thrown out or illegally dumped every year. Don’t be a contributor!

Instead, check out their webpage on alternative Christmas tree disposal methods that are better for the environment.

Jacksonville, Fl, for example, has set up a Christmas tree pickup service.

Earth 911 has put together a national directory to help you locate the nearest Christmas tree composting program. Pop in your zip code and browse the list for a good drop-off spot.

The EPA is also directing folks to the National Christmas Tree Association website for tips on how to re-use the Christmas tree around the house. Mulch, potpourri, bird feeders–these are a few of the ways you can find a use for your Christmas tree.

How hard would you work to “green-ly” toss your tree?

Credit: EPA website