How to recycle your Christmas tree

Vince Sykora of McHenry carries his Christmas tree after cutting it in 2015 at Moehling Christmas Tree Farm in Woodstock.

Mauldin residents can drop off their trees at Springfield Park on Hyde Circle, and the city will take care of the rest.

Frederick County does not provide curbside collection of Christmas trees. The program will take place on Saturday, January 20, at 11 the Ocean Blvd. beach access.

Drop off trees at Twin Lakes and Friendship boat ramps in SC, or at Big Oaks Recreation Area and Poplar Springs boat ramp in Georgia. Others require homeowners to drop off old trees.

"Live" Christmas trees with root balls and artificial trees can not be collected as yard trim.

John Lough, Senior City Forester with the Department of Streets and Sanitation Bureau of Forestry said the city recycled more than 21,000 Christmas trees last year and has recycled almost 250,000 trees during the 28 years the program has already run.

Turner said the Christmas trees will be picked up in standard trash and recycling trucks and delivered to the Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility, in White Marsh, where they are turned into mulch that is available to county residents free of charge. All lights and decorations must be removed, according to the release. Residents may also drop trees off at Cottonwood Park at 4051 North Story Road, Hunter Ferrell Landfill at 220 West Hunter Ferrell Road, Las Colinas Service Center at 5964 Riverside Drive or Southwest Park at 2800 West Shady Grove Road.

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McKinney: The city will pick up trees to be composted from January 2 to 12.

There are also Christmas Tree removal sites for Lafayette residents including Shamrock Park and Armstrong Park.

If residents miss those opportunities, they can bring their Christmas tree to Soilutions for $2.00 a tree.

Lough said some people have already dropped off their trees. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 to 10 a.m. on Fridays. It does, however, have several drop-off sites for recycling open until Jan 28.

University Park: Trees will be picked up curbside on scheduled collection days.

Residents should place trees on top of the snow, and any tree buried under snow might not be collected.

Bring trees to city garage on Jones Street. For more information, call Whispering Pines at 864-288-7458.

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