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City offers free Christmas tree disposal

January 3, 2019

HUNTINGTON - As Tri-State residents head back to work and school, it’s time to put away the presents, take down the lights and un-deck the halls until next year.

Christmas trees are still being accepted for free by the Huntington Public Works Department at seven drop-off sites in Huntington. Residents are asked not to sit trees out with their household garbage because sap can damage garbage trucks.

The drop-off locations are the east end of Harris Riverfront Park (use 12th Street entrance); former Olympic Pool site along Memorial Boulevard; St. Cloud Commons (19th Street West entrance); parking lot of former League 6 baseball field on Ferguson Road; McClelland Park (parking lot); Westmoreland Park (Vernon Street side); and Altizer Park.

The trees are then hauled off to a landfill. In the past, the trees had been turned into mulch at the city’s trash drop-off facility. That practice ended years ago with direction from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, which feared pesticides sprayed onto Christmas trees could be harmful.

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