It's only eight days after Christmas but, already, plenty of people have started bringing their Christmas trees to recycling drop off points in Mobile and Baldwin counties.
One location in Mobile is Public Safety Memorial Park, but there are a number of others in the area.
First, take all the lights, stands, decorations and plastic off the tree.
In Mobile, the trees will be brought to the Orange Grove Brush Holding Site and ground into mulch to be used on landscaping projects in local parks and other public properties.
Mobile city urban forestry officials want you to remember that drop off sites are different this year than in past years when the recycling effort was conducted by "Keep Mobile Beautiful."
Peter Toler with the city's urban forestry department said, "The response has been great. of course. The old Keep Mobile Beautiful sites: that's a habit of 20 years that people are still dropping off but, things do change and we have restructured to the city parks. So, our drop off points, as we encourage, are the published locations within the city parks."
You can bring the trees to drop off points in Mobile through January 14th and through January 11th in Baldwin County.
In Mobile, you can drop off your tree through Jan. 14 at the following locations: Lake Drive Tricentennial Park, Springhill Recreation Center, Baumhauer Park, Dog River Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, Medal of Honor Park and Langan Park.
City officials said each drop-off site will be clearly designated with signage.
Baldwin County Christmas tree drop-off locations:
Bay Minette Transfer Station
42901 Nicholsville Road in Bay Minette
Spanish Fort Volunteer Fire Department
7580 Spanish Fort Blvd. in Spanish Fort
14200 County Road 64 in Loxley
Baldwin County Central Annex
22251 Palmer St. in Robertsdale
Fairhope Satellite Courthouse
1100 Fairhope Ave. in Fairhope
15140 County Road 49 in Summerdale
Foley Satellite Courthouse
201 E. Section Ave. in Foley
Perdido Beach VFD
8450 Escambia Ave. in Perdido Beach
And, the town of Dauphin Island is also recycling Christmas trees.
Live trees can be dropped off at designated locations on Bienville Boulevard West through Jan. 5.
Residents and property owners can use the trees for dune and habitat renewal.
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