If you're debating about whether or not to get a live tree, it's good to know that there's free Christmas Tree recycling available in the Hub City, and you can also pick up some free mulch* according to the City of Lubbock website.

First, you'll want to make sure all your precious decorations have been removed from your tree, and bring a box or bucket and shovel if you're interested in receiving some free mulch year round.

There are two locations on Lubbock's northside, and two on the south end of town. You can follow this link for maps to each location and further details.

Here are the free City of Lubbock tree recycling locations:

SOUTHSIDE: 1631 84th Street

NORTHSIDE: 208 Municipal Drive

SOUTH MILWAUKEE: 7308 Milwaukee Avenue

NORTH QUAKER: 4307 Adrian Street

Enjoy your fresh trees this year, and have a safe and happy holiday season.

Mulch is only available at Lubbock's 84th Street location.