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Christmas tree disposal, pickup available all across metro Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Those who live in Louisville have several options to dispose of their Christmas trees starting Dec. 26.

Metro Public Works will provide curbside pickup of trees within the Urban Services District, which is the former city of Louisville limits. Residents with the city's curbside yard waste pickup may set out their trees and greenery on the regular collection day. Trees may not be in plastic bags, per city rules.

Metro government also will operate dropoff sites for all Jefferson County residents at the locations listed below. Two of the locations will have personnel to mulch trees and greenery on the spot, for free. Just bring a container to take it home.

The dropoff sites are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29, 30 and 31, and Jan. 2, 2016.

  • East District Recycling Center, 595 N. Hubbards Lane (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch)
  • Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway (Bring containers to take home fresh mulch)
  • Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Ave. (Tree dropoff only; no mulch to be made here) 

Remove all lights and ornaments before disposal. If you have a private waste company dispose of your trash and recyclables, check to see if tree pickup is available.

If you're looking for a different way to get rid of your tree, The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting donated Christmas trees to use as underwater habitat for fish.

The trees must be real, and the agency is accepting the donated trees in 26 counties through Jan. 15. The trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any decorations.

To see all the drop-off sites, click here.

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