The City of Carbondale is helping some residents clean up after Christmas.
Carbondale residents that still have a real Christmas have an easy way to dispose of it.
The city’s Maintenance and Environmental Services holds a Christmas tree recycling program every year during January.
Once the tree is cleared of all decorations it can be left at the curb on trash day and it will be picked up within a few days.
Maintenance and Environmental Services Manager Robert Hardin says this not only is this free to residents, but also the easiest way to dispose of the trees.
“It’s a safe way, environmentally safe way to get rid of your tree as opposed to trying to burn in your backyard and things like that, a lot of things can go wrong with trying to dispose of it yourself.”
Most of the trees will be collected by IDNR and put in to lakes for fish habitats.
Trees can also be dropped off at three locations in Carbondale.
The public works complex on North Michaels Street, the east end of the Parrish Park parking lot and the old Police station on east College street.