EBR residents offered curbside Christmas Tree pick-up
BATON ROUGE - Most residents in East Baton Rouge Parish can take advantage of EBR's Christmas tree recycling program now that the holiday festivities have come to an end.
Individuals looking to get rid of their trees, except in Baker and Zachary, can place their tree on the curb between Jan. 5 and Jan. 16 to have Allied Waste come collect them for recycling.
"The trees will be collected in rear loaders or brush trucks on the resident's trash collection day in a separate pass, stated Hamilton. "The Christmas trees are then delivered to Natural Resources Recovery, Inc., the city-parish woody-waste recycling contractor, where they are processed into compost or mulch," Recycling Director Susan Hamilton of Allied Waste said.
Christmas trees should be placed at the curb separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste. Residents should be sure to remove all tinsel, metal strands, lights and ornaments from trees before recycling because those items can contaminate the mulch and compost produced during the recycling process.
Alternatively, residents can drop off their trees at the following locations which opened on Dec. 26 and will continue to accept trees through Monday, Jan. 31:
- Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd.
- Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road
- Kathy Drive Park, off O'Neal Lane by Team Toyota
- Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road
- Pecue Wood Recycling Facility, 9455 Pecue Lane
- LSU, Skip Bertman Drive in lot across from Vet School
For more information, call the Recycling Office at (225) 389-5194 or visit their website at www.brgov.com/recycle