Another holiday season has come and gone, and many households are now left with dying Christmas trees. Instead of throwing them away and adding to landfill buildup, why not make something useful out of them, like mulch for your garden?
For 15 years, Edmond City Officials have been facilitating a program that gathers old Christmas trees and turns them into mulch to give away to residents. Over the years, thousands of old Christmas trees have been put into good use in people’s yards and gardens as a result.
This year, trees can be dropped off at two major parks. One drop-off location is on the upper-level parking lot at Hafer Park, located at 1034 S Bryant Ave. The second location is the north parking lot of J.L. Mitch Park, located at 1501 W Covell Road. Trees will be collected at both locations until January 11.
For residents who may not be able to drop off their old trees at the designated areas, a pickup service is also available. Residents have until Sunday to schedule a pickup at their homes, and they must have their trees ready on the curb by Monday morning at 7 a.m. The hotline for pickup scheduling is 405-359-4701.
Once all the trees are collected, they will then be turned into mulch. Residents who would like to receive some of the free mulch can do so at Mitch Park on February 8. Mulch will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.