Tri-State cities announce plans for tree pickup


(WEHT)- With the holidays in the rear-view mirror, some local Tri-State governments have announced plans for disposing old Christmas trees.

Henderson, Kentucky is recycling trees throughout the month of January. The wood chips from the trees will then be used for the Canoe Creek Nature Trail in Newman Park.

For this service, residents may drop off their trees at the end southwest parking lot in Newman Park, on Sand Lane. City officials ask that all tinsel and decorations be removed prior to disposal. For more information on this service, call the Henderson Parks and Recreation department at 270-831-1274.

Huntingburg, Indiana will be running special tree pick ups on Fridays in January. However, residents must place their tree near the curb and call city hall before January 29th. To schedule a pick up or for more information, call 812-683-2211.

Owensboro, Kentucky residents can leave their tree near the curb and city services will pick up the tree during normal trash pickup. Residents do not need to make special arrangements.

Similarly, in Evansville, tree pickup will run through January 14th. City officials ask that undecorated trees be left near the curb for pickup on trash pick up days. Residents can also drop off their trees at the old Walmart west parking lot at 4595 University Drive in Evansville this Saturday, January 4th, between 8 AM and noon.

Fairfield, Illinois has no specific plans for tree pickup services but the trees can be left with yard waste and picked up.

For more information about local tree pickup, please call your local municipalities.

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(This story was originally published on Jan. 2, 2020)

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