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Steve Townsend | 31 December, 2017, 00:40

In 2016, Albuquerque recycled more than 12,000 Christmas trees, a trend which will hopefully continue to grow with rising awareness. Residents and property owners can drop off trees at the landfill for free through January 31.

Christmas trees account for a large of amount of green waste this time of year - 185,000 trees in New Mexico alone - which is why officials are making it easy to "go green" for the holidays.

Given the many ways to recycle your tree, experts said that anyone concerned about the environment can be sure to avoid disposing of it in a way that contributes little back to the earth.

Green trees will be collected curbside in unincorporated areas, as well as the municipalities of Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, Lafitte and Westwego. Others require homeowners to drop off old trees.

"Live" Christmas trees with root balls and artificial trees can not be collected as yard trim.

The City of Lafayette is offering a free curbside pickup for fresh Christmas trees into January.

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Turner said the Christmas trees will be picked up in standard trash and recycling trucks and delivered to the Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility, in White Marsh, where they are turned into mulch that is available to county residents free of charge. Residents may also drop trees off at Cottonwood Park at 4051 North Story Road, Hunter Ferrell Landfill at 220 West Hunter Ferrell Road, Las Colinas Service Center at 5964 Riverside Drive or Southwest Park at 2800 West Shady Grove Road. While Marraccini didn't have an exact count, he said "thousands" of former Christmas trees were dropped off past year and used for fish habitats.

KDFWR takes the donated trees, attaches weights and sinks them in lakes and waterways across the state. The site is open from 4 to 8 p.m.

There are also Christmas Tree removal sites for Lafayette residents including Shamrock Park and Armstrong Park. The first, obviously, is to take off the Christmas ornaments and drape the tree in Mardi Gras beads. Fridays and from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Alexandria residents can set their Christmas trees at the curb on their trash collection days by 6 a.m.

If you live in an HOA or an incorporated town, check to see how and when curbside collection will be done.

Lights and decorations must be removed from all trees.

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