After the holidays are over and the decorations have been taken off the tree, City residents can take bare Christmas trees to one of three City parks to be recycled.
Trees can be dropped off at:
Forest Park, Lower Muny Opera parking lot
O'Fallon Park, West Florissant and Holly, picnic grounds #4
Carondelet Park, Grand and Holly Hills, area between gate & recycling containers
Trees will be accepted at these park sites from Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011, through Fri, Jan. 13, 2012. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be free for pickup at the same sites. Fake or plastic trees will not be accepted.
Trees must be free of ALL decorations. Please remove the ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree standd. Do NOT put the tree in a plastic bag or cover it. Wreaths and pine roping are not accepted at the sites.
"We want to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees," said Forestry Commissioner Greg Hayes. "Locations in the north, south and central areas of the city were chosen to ensure that our recycling sites are as convenient as possible."
City residents should not place Christmas trees in alley dumpsters or recycling containers. The Refuse Division will only collect Christmas trees as part of the monthly bulk pickup.