At least two local governments are already informing residents about plans to recycle Christmas trees. The trees are used for coastal protection projects.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says residents in the city can place their trees curbside during normal trash collection days on January 10-12. The trees must be real, not artificial, with no ornaments, tinsel, or lights. Tree stands must also be removed. Trees should not be placed in plastic bags.
Terrebonne Parish is also announcing its Christmas tree collection plan which will run from January 2-8. Also, Terrebonne residents can drop off their trees at the TPCG Residential Drop-off Sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle of Cuba Road in Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut. Just like in New Orleans, the trees can not be flocked, fake, or contain tinsel, decorations, or a stand.