MONTGOMERY – As the holiday season draws to an end, the City of Montgomery and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will offer a free Christmas tree recycling program on December 26 and January 2.
Residents can take discarded Christmas trees to any one of the City’s regular Saturday trash drop-off points between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on January 2 to participate in the recycling program. In addition to Christmas trees, the City’s Saturday sanitation drop-off points will accept all of the usual items on Dec. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – providing Montgomery residents with an extra half-day of service.
Saturday trash pick-up locations include the Old Sears site at South Court Street and Fairview Avenue, Cramton Bowl north parking lot, Goodwyn Middle, Halcyon Elementary, Harrison Elementary, BTW (formerly Hayneville Road Elementary School), Morningview Elementary, One Center (formerly Montgomery Mall), Sheridan Heights Community Center, Southlawn Middle School, Vaughn Road Elementary and Wares Ferry Elementary. For addresses of these locations, please visit www.montgomeryal.gov/city-government/departments/sanitation/saturday-trash-drop-off-points.
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (ALWFF) will use recycled trees to expand its fish habitats at about 20 small public fishing lakes scattered throughout the state that are managed intensively to provide fishing opportunities to the public. Cultivating fish habitat is an important component to outdoor tourism in Alabama as it congregates fish in certain areas, which appeals to anglers. ALWFF discovered recycled Christmas trees added to these lakes attract more fish than any other habitat type.
Trees placed by the curb or road will be taken to the landfill and will not be recycled. For more information, please call (334) 625-2175.