The City of New Orleans is, once again, collecting Christmas trees for recycling to help in restoration of the marshes and protection of our coastline.
“New Orleans is earning a great reputation as an eco-friendly city, and this service is one of the ways our citizens can help protect and restore our environment,” Mayor Landrieu said.”Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands.”
Orleans Parish residents can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside on their regularly scheduled collection days January 10, 11 and 12. The trees must be natural, with all ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands removed. Flocked and artificial trees will not be collected, and trees should not be placed on the neutral grounds. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.
Since today is King’s Day, get your tree down, have a slice of king cake and welcome Carnival 2013!