If you’re wondering what to do with your Christmas tree now that Christmas is done, you can recycle them by putting them out on the curb on your normal yard trash collection day. Remove the tree stand, lights, tinsel, ornaments and all other decorations. In Sarasota County, residents are asked to cut their tree down to four-foot-long pieces. In Charlotte County, any tree over six feet tall should be cut in half. Remove your tree before it dries out and becomes a fire hazard. Also, dry trees begin to drop their needles, leaving more to clean up. Pine needles should be swept up with a broom. They can clog and damage vacuum clearners.