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Christmas has come and gone, now what to do with the tree?

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Christmas has come and gone and many people are left wondering what to do with their Christmas trees. Christmas has come and gone and many people are left wondering what to do with their Christmas trees.

(WECT) – Christmas has come and gone and many people are left wondering what to do with their Christmas trees.

Residents in all areas are asked to remove decorations and lights before taking their trees to be recycled.

New Hanover County

Free Christmas tree recycling begins in New Hanover County December 26, 2013 and will continue through Tuesday, February 4.

Residents may drop off their trees during daylight hours at the following locations:

  • Myrtle Grove Middle School, 901 Piner Rd.
  • Ogden Park (near the baseball fields), 225 Ogden Park Drive
  • New Hanover County Landfill, 5210 US Highway 421 North

City of Wilmington

Residents in Wilmington can have their trees collected through curbside pickup. The city asks residents to place trees away from storm drains and make sure they do not block any sidewalks.

All items should be curbside by 7:30 a.m. the day of pickup.

Brunswick County

Residents in Brunswick County can drop off their trees for free at the county landfill, located at 170 Landfill Road NE off US 17 near Bolivia.

Trees can also be dropped off at the following locations for a $5 fee:

  • 9921 Chapell Loop Road, SE in Leland
  • 8392 River Road SE in Southport
  • 1709 Oxpen Road SW in Supply
  • 736 Seaside Road SW in Calabash

Town of Topsail Beach

The Town of Topsail Beach will be collecting used Christmas trees and placing them at the toe of the dune. The trees will be used to collect sand to help build the dunes that experience harsh waves and escarpment during the winter ocean movements and Nor'easters.

Christmas trees can be placed at Town property at the corner of Davis and Anderson in the marked area immediately after Christmas and for the first few weeks of January.

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