County to begin collecting Christmas trees January 15

Edwardsville Township collecting Christmas trees

To keep trees out of the landfill, the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District hosts a mulch day 8 a.m.to noon Saturday, Jan. 6 at the former Walmart parking lot on University Drive on the West Side.

- Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Here are a few options of what to do with that live Christmas tree you bought this year.

There will be four drop-off locations for NHC residents.

Residents of the City of Richmond can recycle their trees through their eighth annual "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas tree recycling event.

Beginning Tuesday, trees are being accepted at more than 30 drop-off locations from Boulder City to Summerlin, and Southern Highlands to North Las Vegas.

Trees and other holiday rubbish left curbside outside of regular pickup days is not only un-merry, it's also a violation of city ordinance.

Most US Christmas tree farms are situated in the foothill elevations of OR and North Carolina, and over half of those grown in the two states come from just six counties - two in North Carolina and four in Oregon. Trees can also be "decorated" by hanging peanut butter filled pine cones, suet and seed mixes, or fruit. Clarksville Parks and Recreation will recycle the trees.

The county says in a press release that since the program began, an average of 2,300 trees have been collected annually, yielding over 110 cubic yards of mulch each year.

The centers will accept natural trees through the end of January.

Set out the tree only (no lights, decorations, tinsel, bags, tree stands, etc.).

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