Fulton, Mo Dept. of Conservation offer solutions for old Christmas trees

Fulton residents have a few eco-friendly options for disposing of their live Christmas trees after the holidays.

City trash crews will pick up bare trees left on the curb during normal trash days in the coming weeks to eventually be composted, while the state Department of Conservation is using donated trees to build habitats for lake fish.

Fulton Director of Administration Bill Johnson said that trees left at the curb on normal collection dates will be picked up free of charge.

“Make sure all tinsel and ornaments are removed,” he said. “We’ll put them in our yard waste area, and then we’ll grind them up at some point later in the year and turn them into compost.”

The Missouri Department of Conservation is also making use of Christmas trees. Used trees can be donated to be used as fish habitats.

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