Holidays Come To Close; Recycle Your Tree

By KBJR News 1

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Now that we've put a wrap on the 2012 Holidays, many Northlanders are looking for a place to drop off their Christmas Trees.

The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District has kicked off its annual "Treecycling" program.

Residents in the Duluth area are encouraged to recycle their live holiday trees at variety of sites in the region.

Officials from WLSSD say this year the drop–off hours have been extended.

"We collect the freshly cut trees because it is a problem to put them out with the trash. We don't want to be putting them into a landfill, they are a resource. We collect them and they can be chipped for fuel, they can be chipped for trails, they are also used for some charity events," Lori Blais, a WLSSD Environmental Coordinator, said.

"We are going out on vacation next week, so I wanted to get rid of it before it dried out," Steve Kokotovich, a Duluth Resident, said.

Six sites are already open for tree drop–off, such as Chester Bowl, Lester Park, Duluth Heights Community Club, Woodland Community Club, the Rose Garden and The City of West Duluth Toolhouse.

For more information on the drop-off sites: http://www.wlssd.com/garbage_recycling_other_recycling.php