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Learn how, when to discard Christmas trees in St. John, St. Charles parishes

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist and St. Charles Parish officials are collecting Christmas trees from area residents seeking help with proper disposal.

The St. John Parish Public Works Department will collect real Christmas trees throughout the parish between Monday (Jan. 7) and Feb. 7.

Residents are asked to place their trees curbside for pick-up instead of discarding them in the landfill. All trees should be completely stripped of decorations.

Residents are encouraged to call the Public Works Department at 985-652-4815 to request pick-up.

In St. Charles Parish, the Public Works Department is picking up live Christmas trees for recycling curbside around the parish on Jan. 10, 17 and 24.

Drop-off sites will also be available at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks in Destrehan and Luling until Jan. 24.

Trees must be stripped of all decorations. Flocked trees will not be accepted.

The trees will be used for coastal restoration in the Bayou Gauche area.