Recycle your Christmas tree for wildlife habitat; city will collect curbside

photo by: Mike Yoder

In this file photo from Feb. 8, 2010, a pile of discarded Christmas trees that the city has recycled to create a wildlife habitat sits on land northwest of the city near the Kansas river levee.

The City of Lawrence will collect Christmas trees through January to be used for wildlife habitat.

Lawrence residents may place live-cut trees at the curb or alley by 6 a.m. on their collection service day throughout January, according to a news release from the city. Christmas trees will be collected separately from trash. All artificial items, including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands must be removed before the trees can be returned to nature.

Because of the New Year’s Day holiday on Tuesday, collection routes starting with Tuesday routes will be delayed by one day. Tuesday customers will receive collection service on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday. Regular collection dates will be in force for all other weeks in January.

Last year, the city collected nearly 2,000 Christmas trees for wildlife habitat.

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