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Undecking the halls: Disposing Christmas trees after holidays

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

It's after Christmas, so it's time to start thinking about how to get rid of your live Christmas trees.

Iowa City Landfill and Recycling is asking residents to bring Christmas trees, garland, and any other holiday organic material to be recycled.

Jen Jordan, the recycling coordinator, says properly disposing of Christmas trees is especially needed during these winter months.

"This time a year we get a lot less yard waste overall, obviously than we do in the summer months, but there is a lot we'll start to get in the next few weeks as stuff starts coming in," says Jordan. "It smells really good when we grind it, it's like the best time to be at the landfill."

The city will be collecting trees starting January 6th-24th.

Jordan says residents can bring their Christmas trees out to the landfill at no cost, if they don't want to wait until the pick up dates.  

You should make sure all Christmas ornaments and decor are removed from the tree before placing it curbside.

They've also set up bins at Iowa City Hy-Vees for resident to drop their Christmas light off from now through January 17th.

They will also take them at the landfill. 

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