How to recycle your Christmas tree

When it’s time to take down your natural holiday trees and wreaths, you can recycle them at places in Wyandotte County and the metropolitan area that will accept them.

Recycling the holiday tree will keep it out of landfills and will use it for a variety of purposes, that may include trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping and fish habitat in local lakes.

“All residents in the Kansas City metro area have many options for recycling their natural holiday trees and greenery,” said Matt Riggs, outreach coordinator for the MARC Solid Waste Management District.

Visit RecycleSpot.org, call 816-474-8326 or check the list below for locations throughout the metro area that will recycle your trees and greenery. Most services are free. The Wyandotte County locations are for Wyandotte County residents. Residents of other areas have recycling locations near their residences, found at RecycleSpot.org.

Drop-off locations in Wyandotte County include:
• Bonner Springs — North Park, 1200 S. 134th St., Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-422-1020
• Kansas City, Kansas — Alvey Park, 4834 Metropolitan Ave., north side of the south parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — City Park, 2601 Park Drive, in the park around the corner on the grass, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Missouri Organic, 1260 Alma St., Kansas City, Kansas, 816-483-0908
• Kansas City, Kansas — Stony Point Park, 531 N. 86th St., northeast corner of parking lot, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-573-8327
• Kansas City, Kansas — Wyandotte County Park, 600 N. 126th St., ball field parking, Bonner Springs, Kansas, 913-573-8327

According to a Unified Government social media post, residents of Wyandotte County may drop off their tree for recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. All tinsel, lights and ornaments must be removed. All drop off locations will be clearly marked with a sign.

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