The Edmond Sun

December 21, 2012

City offers Christmas tree recycling

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Christmas trees can be recycled again this year by dropping them off at either Hafer Park or Mitch Park by Jan. 11. Trees are chipped and free cedar mulch is available for residents to pick up at Mitch Park after Feb. 8.

Drop off locations will be:

• Hafer Park — the upper level parking lot adjacent to Bryant; and

• Mitch Park — in the north parking lot adjacent to Marilyn Williams Drive (east of the pavilion and playground).

The trees will be chipped, so please remove all tree stands, nails and ornaments. Commercial accounts, Christmas tree lots and other businesses will need to dispose of their trees by dropping them off at one of the two drop-off locations.

Residential customers can schedule a special free collection during the week of Jan. 7. Call the tree-cycling hotline at 359-4701, between Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 to be placed on the schedule. Collection will be provided during the week starting Jan. 7 and ending Jan. 11.

Trees may not necessarily be picked up on normal trash collection day. So, those who have called the hotline must place their tree at the curb before 7 a.m.  Jan. 7 to be included in this collection.

If the special collection time is missed, cut the tree into smaller pieces and place it in your cart for regular collection.

Schedule a monthly, bulk collection for January by calling Utility Customer Services at 359-4541 beginning Jan. 7. The bulk collection fee is $10 per cubic yard for the first 2 cubic yards and $5 for each additional cubic yard.

Or take your tree to the Transfer Station at I-35 and Covell Road for disposal. The charge for disposal of a Christmas tree is $3 for a small tree and $5 for a large tree.