Don’t Toss The Tree-Recycle It!

Don’t Toss The Tree-Recycle It!

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If you want to keep up with the Jones', Bob Haskins with Keep Mobile Beautiful says recycle!

"Many families around the Mobile area have established a great family tradition at Christmas time and that is to go out and buy the perfect tree, use it in their home for a few weeks and then recycle the tree," says Haskins.

For some trees, the curb may be the new temporary home this day after Christmas.

"We don't want that tree to go to the landfill because that's totally useless," adds Haskins.

Instead, you can drop off your tree at these locations:

Parkway Plaza -- 2655 Dauphin Island Parkway

2501 Government Blvd -- Next to Whataburger

Wildwood Shopping Center -- 4055 Cottage Hill Rd

Airport at University -- Behind BP

Westwood Plaza -- Airport at Schillinger

MAWSS Park Forest Center -- -Moffet at Forest Hill Drive

If you need help, make sure to do it this weekend or next…that's when volunteers will be on hand.

"After all the trees are collected, our goof friends at Mobile Forest Products will come out to the fairgrounds and grind all those trees into mulch and then we'll give it away free on January the 11th to area recyclers."

But if you hate the idea of your beloved tree going to the chopper, there are other ways to recycle.

"Help build sand dunes on Dauphin Island or at the gulf. Stake those trees in the sand and the wind blows up against them and it'll help create a sand dune. Fish habitats in streams and lakes and ponds."

You can also recycle gift wrap—they ask first that you remove all the bows, ribbons, tag and even tape before throwing it all in the recycling bin.

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