Mobile, Ala.- Recycle your Christmas Tree with the City of Mobile! You can drop off your tree from December 26, 2017 through January 14, 2018 at the following drop off locations: Lake Drive Tricentennial Park, Springhill Recreation Center, Baumhauer Park, Dog River Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, Medal of Honor Park and Langan Park.
Each drop off site will be clearly designated with signage. All lights, stands, and decorations must be removed from the tree. The trees will be transported to Orange Grove Brush Holding Site and grinded into mulch on site rather than being transported to the landfill. The mulch is then used on landscaping projects in public right-of-ways, local parks and other public properties to beautify the community.
"I encourage everyone to recycle their tree this season," said Mayor Stimpson. "Together, we can enhance our parks, help the environment and transform our community. In the past, the City has simply not devoted enough resources or attention to recycling, but that is no longer the case. Our ultimate goal is to create a more robust recycling program while eliminating litter throughout our City."
The single stream recycling locations will also be open during the holidays every day except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day for all of those leftover gift boxes. The locations are near the Mobile Museum of Art in the parking lot of the City's Western Administrative Complex and behind Police Headquarters off Pinehill Drive. The hours of operation are from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday through Sunday.
Accepted Recyclable Material include Glass, Newspaper & Inserts, Cardboard, Magazines & Catalogs, Junk Mail & Envelopes, Paper Bags & Phone Books, Colored Papers, Aluminum Cans & Lids, Tin/Steel Cans & Lids, Metal Pots & Pans, Pet Food Cans, Plastic Produce Clamshells, Plastic Milk Jugs, Cereal Boxes, Foil Baking Pans, Cardboard Egg cartons, Dry Pet Food Bags, Pizza Boxes, Tin Foil, Plastic Bottles and Plastics No. 1-7. All recyclable material can be placed in one container at each location and sorting of recyclable material will no longer be required.
The tree recycling program is the latest in a series of efforts to improve recycling in the City of Mobile. Last month, the City launched a free recycling app, Recycle Coach, now available for download from the iTunes Store or Google Play. In October, the City launched a new curbside recycling program for LODA businesses.
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