DEC. 22, 2011 – After the Yuletide celebration, give one more gift by recycling your natural Christmas tree, so that it may be turned into mulch or fish habitat. Again this year, St. Charles County is partnering with area municipalities to offer residents this free service at various sites from Dec. 26 through Jan. 18. Be sure to remove the tree stand, decorations and plastic bag or cover before leaving your tree at one of the locations below.
St. Peters Locations (open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Dec. 28 to Jan. 18)
Laurel Park (upper parking lot), off McClay Road
St. Peters Golf & Recreation Center, 200 Salt Lick Road
St. Peters Earth Centre, 115 Ecology Drive
Wentzville Locations (open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every day from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18)
Wentzville Progress Park (parking lot), 968 Meyer Road
O'Fallon Locations (open from dawn to dusk, Dec. 26 to Jan. 18)
Civic Park (upper parking lot), 400 Civic Park Drive
O'Fallon Sports Park, 3589 Hwy. K
Lake Saint Louis Locations (open during daylight hours, Dec. 26 to Jan. 17)
Founders Park, 7 Freymuth Road
St. Charles County (open 7 a.m. to sunset, every day from Dec. 26 through Jan. 22)
Quail Ridge Park (Group Picnic Area), 5501 Quail Ridge Pkwy.
For more information about St. Charles County recycling programs, please call 636-949-1800 or visit www.scchealth.org/es.