It is time to think about taking down and recycling Christmas trees.
Beginning Monday and running through Jan. 14, the Philadelphia Streets Department will be operating drop-off recycling centers for Christmas trees that are untied and free of decorations.
The six Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday for tree drop-off. The centers are located at 3033 S. 63rd St. in Southwest Philadelphia; 2601 W. Glenwood Ave. in North Philadelphia; Domino Lane and Umbria Street in Upper Roxborough; 5100 Grays Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia; State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg; and 3901 N. Delaware Ave. in Port Richmond.
Twenty-three locations, listed below, will accept drop-off trees on Jan. 7 and Jan 14.
For those who cannot participate in the recycling program, trees placed at the curb will be collected on regularly scheduled trash collection days.
There also are ways to use tree parts around the home.
The 23 locations that will accept drop off trees on Jan. 7 and Jan. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. are:
66th Street and Haverford Avenue
54th Street and Woodbine Avenue
43rd Street and Powelton Avenue
72nd Street and Buist Avenue
South Broad and Christian Streets
20th and Hartranft Streets
15th and Bigler Streets
Corinthian Avenue and Poplar Street
American and Thompson Streets
Graver Lane and Seminole Street
Cathedral Road and Ridge Avenue
Washington Lane and Ardleigh Street
Upsal Street and Lowber Avenue
Fisher and Ogontz Avenues
North Fifth Street and Chelten Avenue (water reservoir)
Castor Avenue and Foulkrod Street
Jardel Recreation Center, Cottman Avenue and Pennway Street
Mayfair Recreation Center, 2901 Princeton Ave.
Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St.
8101 Bustleton Ave.
Palmer Playground, 2900 Comly Road
Russo Park, 7231 Torresdale Ave.