Now that Christmas is over, what do you do with your Christmas tree?
Obviously if it's a fake one, it goes back in the storage box, but if
it's a real one you can drop it off to be recycled at several locations
Birmingham - Old
Christmas trees are picked up curbside and are chipped by the city as
part of their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service on
regularly scheduled pickup days.
Homewood - From 8
a.m. - 8 p.m. on December 26 through January 7 natural, decoration free
Christmas trees can be brought to the corner parking lot at Dale and
Grace St. The trees will be recycled and the mulch will be used for
paths at the Homewood City School's Community Garden. Decoration-free,
natural trees can also be dropped off in the designated areas in the
back rear parking lot of the Homewood Public Library.
Decoration free, natural Christmas trees can be dropped off at Scout
Square (The Christmas Tree Lot) right off of Highway 31 in Vestavia.
Donated trees are used as fish habitats in the lakes on the properties
of Alabama Power.
Gardendale - Old Christmas
trees are picked up curbside and are chipped by the city as part of
their normal landscaping and yard debris removal service. Mulch
generated goes to Gardendale city landscaping.
- From December 26 through January 6 natural Christmas trees, natural
garland, and wreaths free of decorations and ornaments can be dropped
off in the marked, designated areas at the Bruno's parking lot just off
McFarland Boulevard. The trees will be recycled by the City of
Tuscaloosa Environmental Service Department. For questions, please
contact the Environmental Services Dept. at 205-248-4900.
-- A Christmas tree recycling program will be held from Dec. 27 through
Jan. 4, 2012 at the following locations in Shelby County:
Heardmont Park on Cahaba Valley Road--U.S. Hwy 119
Chelsea City Hall in Chelsea
Ray Building off of Highway 70 in Columbiana
Alabaster Colonial Promenade (west side of the AmStar Theatre parking lot)
Pelham City Park--off of the U.S. 31/U.S. 119 entrance in Pelham
cones and signs will designate the drop-off areas at each location. The
trees will be recycled into landscape and erosion/sediment control
materials to be used at county facilities, according to Shelby County
manager Alex Dudchock.
On Saturday, December 31 Keep Opelika Beautiful and Opelika Tree
Commission will host a Christmas tree Recycling Event. The event will
take place at the Opelika Chamber of Commerce parking lot from 8:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in removing the
trees from residents vehicles. In exchange for trees, The Opelika Tree
Commission will be giving away dogwood tree seedlings. Christmas trees
collected will be ground and the mulch will be used throughout the City
of Opelika. For more information call Keep Opelika Beatiful at (334)
749-4970 or email at: email@example.com
Huntsville - Natural
Christmas trees can be dropped off at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens
from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Sat and 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning
December 26 through January 17. The trees will be recycled and the
mulch will added to the cities mulch pile. Mulch is free for citizens of
Huntsville to use in their own landscaping. For questions or concerns
please contact the Huntsville Botanical Gardens at 256-830-4447.
Montgomery - On
Saturday, January 7 from 9 am - 3:30 pm natural Christmas trees free of
ornaments and decorations can be brought to any Saturday Trash
Collection Point. Trees will be recycled as mulch or trees will be used
for fish hatcheries in local lakes. For questions please contact the
City of Montgomery at 334-241-2925.
Mobile - Keep
Mobile Beautiful will be collecting decoration-free, natural Christmas
trees beginning December 26 and running through January 15. Trees may be
delivered anytime to the locations listed below. These locations will
be staffed to help unload trees from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on January 7 and
8. Trees are chipped and the mulch generated is available for public use
beginning in January. Flocked trees will not be accepted. For
questions, please contact Keep Mobile Beautiful at 251-208-6029. Old Christmas trees may be delivered to any of the following locations:
1. Parkway Plaza -- 2655 Dauphin Island Parkway
2. 2501 Government Boulevard -- in front of Food World
3. Wildwood Shopping Center -- 4055 Cottage Hill west of Azalea
4. Airport at University -- behind the BP Station
5. Westwood Plaza -- Airport at Schillinger
6. Park Forest Center -- Moffet at Forest Hill Drive
Christmas trees should be brought to the City's shop on Lester Drive,
entering the gate closest to Harrand Creek, between 7AM and 4:30PM. Some
trees will be ground for mulch while others will be deposited in local
ponds to create fish habitat.