Christmas Tree Disposal and Reuse

Posted on December 26, 2019

Picayune residents will be able to dispose of their live Christmas trees through curbside pickup.

Live Christmas trees should be watered daily while in use. Dry trees should be discarded quickly, because they can catch fire easily according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

The dates for tree pickup will be released after Christmas but typically trees are picked up in the first two weeks of January with regular trash according to the Coastal Environmental Services customer service line.

In order to be recycled, Christmas trees must be plain without any tree bags, ornaments, tinsel or stands, according to the Coastal Environmental Services website.

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, live Christmas trees can also be recycled at home by placing them in a private pond for fish to use as a feeding area, using the tree as a temporary bird feeder in a backyard, or turning the tree into mulch for a garden. For any of these uses, garland, tinsel, hooks and decorations would first need to be removed.

A plastic tree bag can help prevent a mess when disposing of a tree and pine needles are easier to sweep up than vacuum, the association site states.

Christmas tree disposal and reuse