City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January

Andy Barker

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

The city's sanitation department is scheduled to begin curbside pickup of old trees January 2, with the pickups running through the 13th.

For more information on the tree recycling program, visit the County Park System's website here.

For New Hanover County residents, the county will offer free tree recycling starting the day after Christmas.

As a reminder, this program is for Christmas trees only, please no yard waste.

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Anyone who lives in Emmet County and wishes to recycle their tree can bring it to the recycling center on Pleasentview Road in Harbor Springs.

"The township then runs all the trees through a wood chipper, creating landscape mulch that is then used throughout the park", Schulte said. People may drop off trees during business hours or leave trees outside the gates after hours. The county says there will be signs to direct you to the drop off site.

Aurora asking everyone remove all nails, decorations and tree stands before recycling.

Another option to ditch your tree is at Mulchfest with the city parks department. "We really want the naked tree placed out at the curbside".

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