Hattiesburg Christmas Tree Recycling program starts Jan. 2

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg is gearing up for its annual Christmas Tree Recycling program.

The city is providing four drop-off points for the disposal of live Christmas trees. Drop-off sites include Duncan Lake on James Street, Kamper Park on Hardy Street, behind the office at the Highland Park Cemetery on West 7th Street, and Fire Station #8 on Lamar Blvd near Petro Nissan.

The recycled trees will be turned into mulch at the Highland Park Cemetery and will be made available to the public free of charge.

Those dropping off trees are asked to remove all decorations, lights, stands, and any other materials that could damage the wood chipper. No artificial or flocked trees will be accepted.

The recycling program will begin Jan. 2 and continue through Feb. 28.

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