CVE partnered with Artesia Clean and Beautiful to bring to the community a “fresh-cut” Christmas Tree recycling drop site. The drop site is located in the empty lot next to the electric cooperative at 13th Street and Richey Avenue. Follow the signs with a tree and the three arrows signifying recycling to the lot North of the drive up service window.
Please make sure to remove all lights, ornaments, and tree stands before dumping your tree at the recycling site between the purple and teal barrels. Trees will be taken to the City of Artesia’s Transfer Station around the 14th of January for mulching. The City offers mulch free of charge all year round to residents of Artesia. Mulch makes wonderful landscaping material for your yard or garden. Mulch helps retain moisture around young trees and increase nutrients in flower and vegetable beds. The shredded trees can also be mixed with compost media in your compost heap.