City announces drop-off sites for real Christmas trees

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Trees are chipped and used for horticultural purposes in city parks

St. John’s residents are advised that real Christmas trees may be dropped off for recycling (mulching) at one of two sites in the city.

St. John's residents drop off Christmas trees for mulching in this Telegram file photo.

Drop-off sites are located:

• Quidi Vidi Lake, at the west parking lot off The Boulevard, near the Royal Canadian Legion. The site opened Sunday and will continue to accept trees until 10:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

• Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility at 340 East White Hills Road. The site will accept tree from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Saturday,  Jan. 11.

The city is reminding residents that the Bowring Park west parking lot and the St. Pat’s Ball Park are no longer being used as Christmas tree drop-off sites.

A news release notes trees must be unwrapped and free of nails, hooks and ornaments.

Real trees dropped off at the two sites are chipped and used for horticultural purposes in city parks and open spaces.

Organizations: Royal Canadian Legion

Geographic location: Quidi Vidi Lake, 340 East White Hills Road, Bowring Park Ball Park

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