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Christmas tree recycling offered in metro area

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  If you're wondering what to do with your Christmas tree, you might consider recycling it.

"Tree-cycling" is becoming a growing trend nationwide. And there are a number of programs to do so in the Jackson metro area.

In Jackson, you can drop off your tree at Mynelle Gardens at 4736 Clinton Boulevard, Parham Bridges Children's Playground at 5055 Old Canton Road, Sykes Park at 520 Sykes Road or Dizzy Dean Museum next to Smith Wills Stadium at 1326 Lakeland Drive.

The tree recycling program, called "Save One for the Chipper" runs through January 3rd. City crews will chip the trees into mulch, which will be offered to the public free of charge. You can pick it up starting January 19th at the Park Maintenance Facility at 4503 Officer Catching, Senior Drive.

The city of Ridgeland is offering Christmas tree curbside pick up this week and next week for recycling. Residents can also deliver their tree for recycling to Freedom Ridge Park at 235 W. School Street.

Residents can pick up mulch from the trees at the park after January 8th.

"As the holidays wind down and Christmas is sort of over, you have that clean-up period and people are looking for ways to dispose of their trees and we believe this is eco-friendly," said Chris Chance, director of the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department.

If you plan to recycle your tree, make sure you remove stands, nails, lights, and all ornaments.

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