Posted: Dec 26, 2011 12:02 PM
WALKER - The city of Walker wants to change your used Christmas trees into savings for the city.
Mayor Bobby Font's office announced the Christmas Tree Recycling project in a press release Monday morning.
It says the city plans to mulch any real, leftover Christmas trees and use them for organic landscaping projects in the city's parks.
The release said the plan will reduce the amount of recyclable natural recourses sent to landfills and save the city from buying commercial mulch with tax dollars.
Participants can drop off their discarded trees at a designated area in Sidney Hutchinson Park from December 26 through January 6.
All metal stands, tinsel, ribbons and other decorations should be removed prior to drop off.
"We're very excited to be a part of the Livingston Parish Christmas Tree Recycling Project," said Font. "Our residents have shown a commitment to improving our environment through recycling, and this is just one more service we can offer to help all of us achieve that goal while also beautifying our parks and gateways into the city."