The city of Mobile has released it’s locations for Christmas tree recycling and holiday garbage pickup:
There will be no trash pickup on Christmas Day, December 25. The next scheduled trash pickup for this route will be January 8, 2018. There will also be no trash pickup on New Year’s Day. The makeup date for this trash route will be January 6, 2018.
Recycling locations will be open during the holidays every day except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Residents are encouraged to recycle leftover gift boxes, Christmas cards and other holiday recyclables this year. The locations are near the Mobile Museum of Art in the parking lot of the City’s Western Administrative Complex and behind Police Headquarters off Pinehill Drive. The hours of operation are from 7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 7 am to 4 pm, Saturday through Sunday.
Christmas trees can also be dropped off from December 26, 2017 through January 14, 2018 at the following drop off locations: Lake Drive Tricentennial Park, Springhill Recreation Center, Baumhauer Park, Dog River Park, Public Safety Memorial Park, Medal of Honor Park and Langan Park.
Each drop off site will be clearly designated with signage. All lights, stands, and decorations must be removed from the tree. The trees will be transported to Orange Grove Brush Holding Site and grinded into mulch on site rather than being transported to the landfill. The mulch is then used on landscaping projects in public right-of-ways, local parks and other public properties to beautify the community.
“I encourage everyone to take up recycling as one of their New Year’s resolutions this year,” said Mayor Stimpson. “Together, we can enhance our parks, help the environment and transform our community. In the past, the City has simply not devoted enough resources or attention to recycling, but that is no longer the case. Our ultimate goal is to create a more robust recycling program while eliminating litter throughout our City.”