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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills, however, several options are available for recycling this year’s Christmas trees.
BASS PRO SHOPS
Bass Pro will accept trees at their Outlet store front parking lot at 2011 S. Campbell Ave.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1, 2018
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. dailyFee: $2 per tree donation; benefiting Ozark Trails Council Boy Scouts projectsUses: Trees are used to provide wildlife habitat for rabbits, quail and songbirds, and to provide structure and habitat for fish at area lakes and ponds.Special Instructions: Remove tree stands and all decorations, no flocked trees accepted.For more information, contact: Katie Mitchell, 873-5618
Wickman’s will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave.
Dates accepted: Starting Dec. 26Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee: $5 per tree; proceeds donated to Harmony HouseUses: Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, which is available for free. Bring your own container.Special instructions: Remove tree stands and all decorations, plastic bags, no flocked trees accepted.For more information contact: 862-3707
CITY OF SPRINGFIELD YARDWASTE RECYCLING CENTER
The Yardwaste Recycling Center will accept Christmas trees year-round.Directions: West on Sunshine (U.S. Hwy. 60); south on Farm Road 115; left on Farm Road 164. Follow signs to the Yardwaste Recycling Center.Dates accepted: Year-round. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Hours: 8am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays (winter hours)
8am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays (summer hours)
Fees: Donations are accepted. Brush recycling fee of $5 will be waived for residential Christmas trees (only) Dec. 26 - Jan. 31, 2018; otherwise, the $5 gate fee will apply. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees.Special instructions: Remove tree stands and all decorations, no flocked trees accepted.For more information contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904; or visit our website at www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling.
Note: Trees are NOT accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine Avenue recycling centers.
### For more information, please contact Erick Roberts, Superintendent, Solid Waste Management Division, Department of Environmental Services, 864-1905.