City of Minot asks residents to properly dispose of Christmas trees

City of Minot asks residents to properly dispose of Christmas trees

City of Minot asks residents to properly dispose of Christmas trees

All trees must be bare- meaning no tinsel, ornaments or lights left behind- before they can be recycled. Residents can drop their trees off in the designated location during daylight hours through Sunday, Jan. 8.

Mansell said Florence city residents should put recyclables into the blue recyclable residential carts.

In Cape Girardeau the Public Works Department says they are here to help.

Before Jan. 7, people are allowed to drop off their trees in the store parking lot (520 N. Belair Road). All decorations and stands must be removed and trees more than 12 feet tall should be cut in half. They begin accepting trees on December 26 and will conclude on January 15.

You can also keep a Little be of Christmas all year long once your tree is recycled. Trees end up on lawns, in backyards or get thrown in the trash. If you would like more information contact The Wappapello Lake Project office at 573-222-8562.

These can go into your curb-side recycling bin or even taken to a recycling drop-off center.

"Recycling trees saves a lot of the forest, because instead of going out and cutting down trees to make mulch, we are just filling the void with recycled trees", said Jeffery Smithey.

The town is accepting undecorated Christmas trees through January 15 through its Grinding of the Greens program, according to a town news release.

Be aware that if there is a large volume on trees on pickup days, it may not be picked up the same day. Trees picked up after January 18 will not be recycled, but can be collected as trash on your regular trash day. The facility is open from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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