(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.
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:
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.
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:
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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