Christmas has come and gone, but Christmas trees may still be around.

The High River Recycling and Yard Waste Centre in the North West part of Town is still excepting trees.

Foothills Regional Landfill Manager, Joe Angevine, says the trees are then taken to their landfill site.

"The Christmas trees that come to us from High River get piled in with what's called our green wood pile, which is a mixture of all different kinds of trees, and branches, and trimmings that people bring from their backyards."

Angevine says, they grind the material two or three times a year.

"That (material) is either sold as a landscaping wood chip, or else this last year we were actually just giving it away to customers for free."

He says, trees from High River have been rolling into the site for the past couple weeks following Christmas, and Okotoks trucks have been coming the last week or so to drop-off trees.

The Town of High River is reminding residents to remove all decorations from the tree before dropping it off to be recycled.

Trees can be dropped of at the High River Recycling Centre from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm, seven days a week.


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