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St. Johns County Christmas ‘tree’-cycling program begins Monday

This is one of the locations in St. Johns County where residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees.
This is one of the locations in St. Johns County where residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees. (WJXT)

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – If you’re not sure what to do with your Christmas tree after the holiday, St. Johns County started collecting trees this week.

The ‘tree’-cycling program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Jan. 4 for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday.

Residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees to any of the following locations:

  • Ron Parker Park – 607 Old Beach Road
  • Cornerstone Park – 1046 A1A North
  • Davis Park – 210 Davis Park Road
  • Mills Field – 1805 Racetrack Road
  • First Tee – 4401 Cypress Links Blvd.

Artificial trees will not be accepted as only natural trees can be recycled, and trees should be free of decorations and debris.

Designated areas and signage will direct participants where to drop off their trees.

For more information, please call 904-209-0335.

Recycle holiday trees with yard waste collection in St. Augustine

In addition, the city of St. Augustine reminded the community to place real, unadorned holiday trees curbside on Wednesdays during yard waste collection. In order to divert the trees for proper recycling, all ornaments, lights, tinsel or other decorations must be removed from the tree, including the stand. Artificial trees and all holiday decor should be placed with household garbage.

Light strands should not be disposed of in household recycling bins, but they will be accepted at the Used Oil and Electronics Recycling Event on Jan. 6.

For more information about holiday lights and tree recycling, call the city’s Solid Waste Division at 904-825-1049, ext. 2, or email recycle@citystaug.com.

For questions regarding the Used Oil and Electronics Recycling Event, call the city’s environmental program coordinator at 904-825-1055 or email envirocomp@citystaug.com. In St. Johns County, call 904-209-2663.


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