Recycling Your Christmas Tree

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It's nearly that time of year again! "Since it started, we've been able to divert over 139,500 trees from the landfill and turn them into mulch for weed abatement and landscaping projects in our parks".

In Albemarle County, the Parks and Recreation Department's annual program collects discarded trees, which are chipped into mulch and offered to the public at no cost.

"The city will pick up live Christmas trees put to the curb at no charge as part of our regular weekly yard waste pick up service for city trash customers", Communications Manager for the City of Wilmington Malissa Talbert said.

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By combining forces with the Charlottesville Curb Side Pick-Up Program, the joint programs collected over 4200 trees a year ago, yielding approximately 201 cubic yards of mulch.

To drop off your tree for recycling, bring it to Bogardus Plaza (West Broadway and Reade St.) anytime from Sunday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 7.

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The city will pick up trees in two rounds.

This mulch is free to the citizens of Hattiesburg on a first come, first serve basis, for as long as the mulch last.

"All trees must be free of all decorations, lights, stands, etc.", Public Information Officer Amanda Hutcheson for Brunswick County said.

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