POSTED: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:12pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — Curbside pickup of Christmas trees in East Baton Rouge Parish for recycling will begin Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, and continue through Jan. 20. The curbside pickup service will not be available in Baker and Zachary. Several drop-off locations have been accepting trees since Dec. 26.
Recycling Director Susan Hamilton said Christmas trees should be placed at the curb separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste. Residents should remove tinsel, metal stands, lights, and ornaments from trees before recycling them because those items can contaminate mulch and compost
“The trees will be collected in rear loaders or brush trucks on the resident’s trash collection day in a separate pass, stated Hamilton. “The Christmas trees are then delivered to Natural Resources Recovery, Inc., the city-parish woody-waste recycling contractor, where they are processed into compost or mulch.”
The following drop-off collection sites will continue to accept trees through Monday, January 28, 2013.
- Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd.
- Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road
- Kathy Drive Park, off O’Neal Lane by Team Toyota
- Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road
- Pecue Wood Recycling Facility, 9455 Pecue Lane
- LSU, Skip Bertman Drive in lot across from Vet School
Sponsors of the Christmas tree recycling program are the East Baton Rouge Parish Recycling Office and Department of Public Works, Allied Waste, The Recycling Foundation, Natural Resources Recovery Inc., the East Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission, and LSU.
For more information, call the Recycling Office at (225) 389-5194 for more information, or visit its web site at www.brgov.com/recycle .