Parishes in the area are beginning to release information on their Christmas tree recycling programs. Rather than going into landfills, the trees are often re-used for composting or improving marshes. In most cases, only
green trees will be accepted. Flocked trees and those with tinsel, decorations, or tree stands cannot be used.
In Jefferson Parish, people are encouraged to bring their trees to the curb on Wednesday, January 8. For the following three days, January 9-11, collection trucks will make the rounds to collect the trees. The service includes unincorporated Gretna, Jean Lafitte, Harahan, Kenner, and Westwego.
St Tammany Parish is not offering curbside collection. But two recycling centers are open in the parish. One is at the St Tammany Fairgrounds in Covington. The other is located at the old Levee Board building in Slidell at 61134 Military Road. Trees will be collected from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, through January 21.
Terrebonne Parish is offering both curbside and recycling center options for residents. For curbside pickup, simply leave your tree at the curb from January 2-7. There will also be drop off sites at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle Cuba Road in Schriever, or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.
St. Bernard Parish will be collecting trees at the Paris Road Transfer Station at 5120 Paris Road in Chalmette from Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to Noon and then from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The parish is not offering curbside pickup.
In St John Parish, residents can bring their trees to the curb for pickup and call 985-652-4815 to make arrangements.
In St. Charles Parish, curbside tree collection begins on January 8 and runs through Jan. 21. The parish will also offer drop off sites at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks in Destrehan and Luling.