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Keep your tree green — recycle it

December 25, 2011

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When your live-cut Christmas tree branches are no longer lovely, the city of Lawrence will recycle them.

The city will pick up live-cut trees on two Fridays: Jan. 6 and Jan. 13. In the past, the city has picked up trees on the two Mondays following the holidays, but this year they’ve changed the day because Monday falls so close to New Year’s Day.

The trees should be placed at the curb or alley for collection and should be set out by 6 a.m. the day of pickup.

All artificial items, such as tinsel, lights and tree stands, should be removed.

In the past two years, the city of Lawrence has helped residents recycle more than 4,400 trees.

The trees are used for wildlife habitat in a closed-down landfill site north of Lawrence.

Trees can be dropped off in McLouth at Rose Park. Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative will chip the trees into mulch.

Comments

consumer1 2 years, 3 months ago

Christine Metz sayz. "When your live-cut Christmas tree branches are no longer lovely, the city of Lawrence will recycle them".
What about all those "holiday trees" does the city recycle those as well????

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consumer1 2 years, 3 months ago

Someone recycled their Christmas tree in the middle of six street this last weekend.

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Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 3 months ago

This is the first year we didn't have a tree. I hate fake ones, but they just tarted selling them here because the Russian Orthodox Christmas in 7 January.

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James Minor 2 years, 3 months ago

Addding it to a brush pile will make rabbit happy.

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catfishturkeyhunter 2 years, 3 months ago

I'll keep it green by making a crappie house out of it.

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Norma Jeane Baker 2 years, 3 months ago

When I was a kid, we had our own recycling program for discarded Christmas trees: We'd drag them down to the park where we ice skated and use them for firewood. It was wonderful to be able to take a break from ice skating and warm up by a roaring fire -- in a public park even.

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