City of Greenville offers annual Christmas tree recycling program

City of Greenville offers annual Christmas tree recycling program

Trees and wreaths must be free of all decorations, such as ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.

The Municipality of San José started collecting trees on Monday and opened four recycling centers that will be open until January 10.

The City of Waterville Department of Public Works will begin picking up Christmas trees the week of January 2; weather permitting.

Westwood: Trash haulers will pick up trees as part of normal yard waste removal through Wednesday, Jan. 4. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations, particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic or aluminum.

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If you're looking for a place to drop off your old Christmas tree, there are multiple locations across the metro including three recycling centers in Kansas City, Mo. Items should be placed at the curb by 5 a.m. on collection day. If you would like more information contact The Wappapello Lake Project office at 573-222-8562. Leaves and other yard waste will not be accepted. You can also see a zip code-based listing of drop-off centers throughout the state at Keep Georgia Beautiful. Christmas trees are collected by tree-only collection trucks during this period. Trees could be picked up Saturday or Sunday, and they won't be picked up by the Extra Trash crews, so don't be alarmed if they pass by and your tree is still there.

Fortunately, Christmas tree recycling and collection is soon, and those Douglas, Fraser and Balsam firs will be out of your house and turned into mulch.

Call Waste Management at 800-796-9696 for questions or problems with garbage and recycling collection. The collection station's hours are Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.