GODFREY — Madison County residents can take their Christmas trees to the Village of Godfrey’s Street Department, 6212 Godfrey Road, for recycling from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12.
Before disposal, all trees accepted must be stripped of decorations, including tinsel and garland. Residents are encouraged to utilize the drop-off location during the working hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Only Christmas trees will be accepted, as pine wreaths, pine roping or other landscape waste is prohibited. For more
information about Christmas tree recycling or any other recycling questions, call the Recycling Hotline at (618) 296-6647 or see the Madison County recycles program at www.madisoncountyrecycles.com.
Edwardsville area recycling
Edwardsville Township Supervisor Frank Miles announced Monday that Edwardsville Township will again collect live Christmas trees for recycling at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park, 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville.
“Christmas tree recycling is another one of the many valuable community services the township offers to township residents,” Miles said.
Township residents should remove all lights and decorations from trees before bringing them to Township Park. Only live Christmas trees will be accepted.
“The township then runs all the trees through a wood chipper, creating landscape mulch that is then used throughout the park,” Miles said. “Our Christmas tree recycling program is a way for residents to safely dispose of their Christmas trees and gives the township a source of much-needed mulch.”
Christmas trees will be accepted until Jan. 31. Residents may place their trees near the Dumpster in the lower parking lot.
Edwardsville Township is comprised of the city of Edwardsville, village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated areas just outside of these two municipalities. The Township Supervisor’s office is located at 300 West Park in Edwardsville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Learn more about Edwardsville Township online at www.edwardsvilletownship.com or contact the Township Offices by phone at (618) 656-0292.