Curbside Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

Curbside recycling pickup of Christmas trees in East Baton Rouge Parish, except for Baker and Zachary, begins Monday and will continue through Jan. 20, city-parish officials said.

People must remove tinsel, metal stands, lights and ornaments from the trees before placing them at the curb.

In addition to the curbside pickup, the following drop-off collection sites will accept trees through Jan. 28:

Independence Park, 7500 Independence Blvd.

Highland Road Park, 14024 Highland Road.

Kathy Drive Park, off O’Neal Lane near Team Toyota.

Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road.

Pecue Wood Recycling Facility, 9455 Pecue Lane.

LSU, Skip Bertman Drive in lot across from Vet School.