Christmas Tree recycling

Christmas Tree recycling
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Mountain Brook, The Birmingham Zoo and other municipalities are once again recycling real Christmas trees.

Residents can drop off their trees during normal business hours starting December 26.

Trees can be dropped at the site of the tree sale lot adjacent to the Zoo’s construction entrance until January 11.

They are only taking trees, no garland or wreaths. You need to remove all decorations and lights before dropping off your tree.

For more information call Mountain Brook Public Works at 205-802-3867.

Shelby County in conjunction with the City of Chelsea, the City of Pelham, and Propst Alabaster LLC, is offering a Christmas Tree Recycling Program at five designated areas in Shelby County.

The program is scheduled to take place December 28, 2020 through January 8, 2021 at the following five locations:

Heardmont Park on Cahaba Valley Road/AL-119

Chelsea City Hall on CR-47 in Chelsea

Ray Building on AL-70 in Columbiana

Propst Promenade Alabaster located at the end of AmStar Theatre parking lot

Pelham City Park on US-31 in Pelham

All drop-off areas will be located in parking lots and designated with orange traffic cones and signage, and will be monitored daily.

“We plan to recycle the Christmas Trees into landscape and erosion/sediment control materials for county facilities and decrease the volume of illegal dumping that occurs each year”, stated Chad Scroggins, County Manager.

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