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Christmas tree recycling

Wednesday December 21, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (December 21, 2011) – After the holidays, residents are encouraged to recycle their natural Christmas trees, turning them into nutrient-rich mulch for free.

Individuals can take their tree to one of three Louisville Tree-Cycling centers December 27th - 29th and again January 3rd - 6th. All three locations are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

· Recycling Center - 595 Hubbards Lane

· Public Works Yard - 617 Outer Loop

· Waste Reduction Center - 636 Meriwether Avenue

Citizens taking trees to the tree-cycling sites listed are encouraged to bring containers to bring home the fresh evergreen mulch created from their tree.

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 27, residents in the Urban Services District may deposit their trees and greenery curbside on their regular yard waste collection day. Residents living outside the Urban Service District should check with their private waste haulers to see if tree pickup service is available and when it begins.

Christmas tree vendors can recycle their unsold trees on Tuesday, December 27th at the Hubbards Lane location.

For every five trees recycled, approximately 35 pounds of mulch can be created and used to help new plant and tree growth. This mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons.

The Christmas tree recycling program is a partnership between Brightside and Metro Public Works.