This year, as has been the practice for many years, area residents will have an opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees now through Jan. 14.
Trees will be reduced to chips that can be reused at Northland Arboretum for gardens, pathways and snowmobile trails so people are asked to remove all decorations, tree stands, other metal objects and tree bags.
In the Crosby area, people may haul their trees to Northland Arboretum in Brainerd or place trees in alleyways to be picked up on Jan. 13 only by Range Disposal. Ironton waste haulers will be picking up trees on Jan. 7 only in alleyways and trees must be in the alleyways by 7 a.m.
In Brainerd, people may drop trees off at Northland Arboretum behind the Westgate Mall anytime after Dec. 26 or at Walmart in a Blue Lakes Disposal roll-off from Dec. 26 through Jan. 14.
Sponsors of the tree-cycling in the Brainerd area are Crow Wing County Solid Waste, Brainerd Public Utilities, Minnesota Power, Crow Wing Power, Range Disposal, Waste Management, Waste Partners, Blue Lakes Disposal, Nisswa Sanitation, City of Ironton, Brainerd Dispatch, Crosby-Ironton Courier and the Lake Country Echo.
For more information, call your waste hauler or Crow Wing County solid Waste at 824-1290.
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