South Padre Island, TX, Dec. 22, 2017: The City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department would like to remind the community that Christmas trees can be dropped every Saturday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. from Dec. 30, 2017 to Feb. 10, 2018, at 4501 Padre Boulevard. In addition to the drop-off location, South Padre Island residents may place their tree curbside anytime until Feb. 10, 2018.
Recycled trees will be turned into mulch that can be used in gardens to safeguard plants from winter weather. Please remove all ornaments, lights, nails and tree stands before recycling.
Mulch will be available for free on a first-come, first-served basisat the City of Port Isabel Public Works Department located at 217 W. Hickman between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please bring your own tools and storage containers for loading and transporting the mulch.
“Using mulch during the winter months will help conserve moisture in the soil, provide warmth and protect the roots from freezing,” said Victor Baldovinos, environmental health director. “Winter mulches are typically applied heavily in the fall and then removed in the spring when the weather warms up.”
For more information, please contact the Environmental Health Services Department at (956) 761-8123