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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas tree recycling begins tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Tinsel, ornaments and the stand need to be removed before leaving your old Christmas tree on the curb.
  • Tinsel, ornaments and the stand need to be removed before leaving your old Christmas tree on the curb.

Starting tomorrow, Orleans and Jefferson Parish residents can put out those droopy Christmas trees and have them picked up and recycled on their regularly scheduled trash collection day Jan. 7-9.

The annual recycling program is funded by the Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs. The trees will be used in coastal zones to help prevent erosion of Louisiana's wetlands. Last year, according to numbers provided by the city, nearly 7,000 trees were airlifted into Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge.

Tinsel, ornaments and the stand need to be removed. Trees shouldn't be placed in bags or on neutral grounds, and flocked or artificial trees won't be taken.

Questions? Call the city's 311 information line. 

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