City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January

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For more information on the tree recycling program, visit the County Park System's website here.

The time has come to part ways with the handsome family Christmas tree.

"The township then runs all the trees through a wood chipper, creating landscape mulch that is then used throughout the park", Schulte said. Worcester County is now hosting it's annual collection of Christmas trees, and it's free!

However, Christmas trees can build up sap that can be risky to burn indoors, and creosote that these trees produce isn't good for chimneys or exhausts.

County park personnel ground the trees into mulch. A story is told that, one night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see the stars shining through the tree branches.

Edwardsville Township collecting Christmas trees

Trees and other holiday rubbish left curbside outside of regular pickup days is not only un-merry, it's also a violation of city ordinance.

In Douglas County you can drop your trees off at Bayou Gulch, Challenger Regional Park, Fairgrounds Regional Park, and Highland Heritage Regional Park.

The centers will accept natural trees through the end of January.

Be sure to remove all stray ornaments before dropping off your tree.

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