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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Metro Solid Waste Management is once again offering curbside pickup of Christmas trees to residents who reside within the Urban Services District. The district is applicable to the old City of Louisville boundaries.
Residents with city curbside yard waste pickup may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day starting Thursday.
Drop-off sites will also be available for all Louisville residents at three locations. Two of the three drop-off sites will also instantly recycle trees in to mulch that will be available for citizens to use at their homes. People wishing to receive mulch need to bring a container in which they can carry it.
Approximately 35 pounds of mulch can be created and used to help new plant and tree growth for every five trees that are recycled. Christmas tree mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants such as azaleas and rhododendrons. Trees picked up from curbside will also be recycled but not offered as mulch.
Louisville residents outside the Urban Services District who are interested in curbside pickup can check with their private waste haulers to see whether or not tree pick-up is offered and when it is available.
Christmas tree vendors can recycle their unsold trees on Thursday, December 26 only. Vendors may only recycle their trees at the Hubbard's Lane site.
Drop off locations for the Christmas trees are listed below:
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane
Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway
Waste Reduction Center - 636 Meriwether Avenue (Tree drop-off only. Mulch is not available at this location.)