Fish and Wildlife says thousands of trees are dropped off every single year across the state as part of this program.
"Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how dried-up are your branches".
"Remove your decorations, your lights and don't leave them in the plastic tree bags", he said.
If you'd like to donate your tree to Turpentine Creek, first make sure it is clear of ornaments, and then take it to the front desk at the refuge. Reuse. Recycle. The phrase also applies to your real Christmas tree.
Encinitas: Place Christmas tree in green waste cart on collection days through January 6; must be cut into 4-foot sections.
Poway: Put trees curbside on collection day through January 6.
"We cut (a tree) down, we use it for six weeks", said Wake County facilities manager Ray Baldwin.
The City of Auburn is accepting trees and wreaths for curbside pickup in no longer than four-foot sections from January 8 through January 12.
Place trees clear of garbage cans to eliminate interference with garbage can pick-up. The club asks that people leave a donation when they drop off their tree.
For more information on the tree pickup schedule or any other services public works provides, call the department at 454-1768.
"We will have signs out there posted for the drop-off site", Morris said.
If disposing of a Christmas tree at home, treat the tree as garden waste.
Beatrice Street and Landfill Superintendent Jason Moore said some of the mulch is also used by the parks department around Beatrice and agreed that the program is worthwhile for the city to do.
Trees will be accepted year-round.