How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree To Fight Coastal Erosion
For all you Grinches out there chomping at the bit to get rid of your Christmas tree, you might want to wait until January. Several local governments will be collecting and recycling trees in the new year to help fight coastal land loss.
First, some ground rules:
Trees must be placed on the curb on your normal trash collection day. Officials are asking residents not to leave trees on the neutral ground
Only real trees will be recycled (no artificial trees)
Clean treas of all decorations. Trees with ornaments, tinsel, lights, or tree stands will not be recycled
Collection dates: January 2nd - January 4th on normal trash collection day
How recycled: Trees will be placed along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge to fight erosion
City of New Orleans
Collection dates: January 10th - January 12th on normal trash collection day
How recycled: Trees will be brought to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in New Orleans East, and piled up to restore the marsh
Collection dates: January 11th - 13th on normal trash collection day
How recycled: Trees will be brough to Lafitte where they’ll be used to help protect Goose Bayou
Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Foundation for Louisiana, and local listeners.