Keep Mobile Beautiful; is collecting old Christms trees now through January 7, 2015. The trees will be ground into mulch for use by area gardeners. "Residents are encouraged to continue or begin a new Christmas family tradition of recycling their old tree instead of tossing it to the curb," said Bob Haskins of KMB.
Recycling stations are at Parkway Plaza, 2655 Dauphin Island Parkway; Greer's CashSaver, formerly Food World, 2501 Government Boulevard; Wildwood Place, Greer's CashSaver, formerly Food World, 4055 Cottage Hill Road; Regency Center Bruno's, Airport at University Boulevard; Lowe's, Airport at Schillinger Road; MAWSS, Park Forest Center, Moffett Road at Forest Hill Drive and Clover Leaf Plaza, Tillman's Corner.
Trees may be delivered at any time to the recycling stations. However, KMB volunteers will be on hand from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 27 and 28 and January 3 and 4 to assist recyclers with tree unloading. The last day to turn in a tree is Saturday, January 10.
Remember: Before turning in trees, remove lights, stands, tinsel, ornaments, plastic bags and garland. Flocked trees are not accepted. Remember, too, that trees turned in for recycling are the property of KMB; removal without permission is against the law.
For more info, contact KMB at 208-6029 or www.cityofmobile.org.
Photo above is from City of Creola Christmas Tree Lighting.