ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — After the holidays are over and the decorations have been taken off the tree, St. Louis 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 free of all decorations will be accepted at these park sites until Friday Jan. 13, 2012. The trees will be ground into mulch, which will be free for pickup at the same sites. City officials ask that the trees are NOT in a plastic bag or cover it.

Fake or plastic trees, along with wreaths and pine roping will not be accepted.

“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.

Copyright KMOX Radio


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