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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills. Several options are available for recycling this year’s trees, however.
Bass ProBass Pro will accept trees at the fenced area at the northwest end of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World parking lot directly behind the store at 1935 S. Campbell Ave. Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2015.Hours: Noon to 6pm daily Fee: $2 per tree donation; benefitting the Boy Scouts Uses: Trees are used to provide wildlife habitat for rabbits, quail and song birds. Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted. For more information, contact: Larry Whiteley, 830-9023.
Wickman’sWickman’s will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave., in Springfield and at 10791 U.S. Hwy. 60 in Monett. Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 31, 2015.Hours: (Springfield) Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monett) Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Fee: $5 per tree at both locations; proceeds donated to The Kitchen. Uses: Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, which is available for free. Bring your own container. Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand, plastic bags, and no flocked trees accepted. For more information, contact: 862-3707 (Springfield); or 235-1112 (Monett) or visit http://www.wickmans.com.
City of Springfield Yardwaste Recycling CenterThe 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. The Center will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2015. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays. Fees: Donations are accepted; the brush recycling fee of $4 will be waived for residential Christmas trees through Jan. 31, 2015; otherwise, the $4 gate fee will apply. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees. Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments and tree stand. For more information, contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904; or visit http://www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling.Note: Trees are not accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine Avenue recycling centers.
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For more information, contact: Barbara J. Lucks, Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Division, Department of Environmental Services, 864-2005.