Two dozen parks across the city will accept trees for recycling from January 9 through January 23.
Joyce Cavanagh, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in family and community health, Bryan-College Station, said there are some practical steps that can be taken to remove trees with less clean-up and greater safety.
York County has curbside collection of Christmas trees January 4-8. So keep on watering and sweeping up needles a little bit longer.
Now that Christmas is over, you may be wondering how to dispose of your tree?
This action will give the trees a final destination and return them to nature, helping other natural organisms.
Cutting up the tree and using the firewood for small and carefully planned campfires. If you used an artificial tree this year you'll either need to pack it away for next year or, if it's outlived its prime, throw it away like any other Christmas trash. The branches from your tree make a good base for a compost pile.
Trees will be processed into mulch and used for a variety of park weed abatement programs across the county.
Cut the trunk into small pieces and use it as pathway edging. Alternatively, residents may place them in paper yard bags placed next to green waste carts for pickup.
Please ensure that all lights, decorations, and tree stands are removed prior to dropping them off.
A flocked tree can't be recycled and shouldn't be turned into mulch.
Christmas is over, and now it is time to figure out what to do what the tree.
If you're not sure how to get rid of your Christmas tree in a responsible manner, you can just let the city of St. Louis take care of that mess for you.