Options For Recycling Christmas Trees

Your Christmas tree is a vital part of the holiday tradition, but what to do with it when the holiday is over?

Several communities in the WGEL listening area offer options for tree disposal.

In the City of Greenville, you may leave your Christmas tree on the curb throughout the month of January. Crews will pick up the trees, which will then be placed in Governor Bond Lake for fish habitat. The city reminds you that the tree must be free of all lights, ornaments, and tinsel.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Carlyle Lake is collecting Christmas trees through Tuesday, January 20 at Plant Land on Old Rt. 50, the Allen Branch Boat Ramp, and the Little Prairie Nature Trail parking lot. To volunteer to help put trees in Carlyle Lake, call 594-2484.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area will collect trees for fish habitat. You may drop off trees at the USDA Service Center on Vandalia Road in Hillsboro or at either boar access ramp at Coffeen Lake.