December 11, 2014
Contact: Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer, (636) 949-7408
St. Charles County, Missouri – Instead of trashing your natural tree after the Yuletide celebration, consider recycling it as a way to give one last gift to the environment. To make recycling your tree easier, the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection partners with area municipalities to offer residents this service at various sites throughout our community, including the County’s Recycle Works locations in St. Charles and Wentzville. There is no charge to participate in this program.
Before bringing natural trees to one of the locations below, residents must be sure to remove the tree stand, all decorations and any plastic bags or coverings.
St. Peters Laurel Park (upper parking lot), off McClay Road
St. Peters Golf & Recreation Center, 200A Salt Lick RoadSt. Peters Earth Centre, 115 Ecology DriveAll sites open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, Dec. 29 to Jan. 17
WentzvilleProgress Park (parking lot), 968 Meyer RoadOpen 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18
O’FallonCivic Park (upper parking lot), 400 Civic Park Drive
O’Fallon Sports Park, 3589 Highway KLocations open from dawn to dusk, Dec. 26 to Jan. 11
Lake Saint Louis>/b>Founders Park, 7 Freymuth Road Open during daylight hours, Dec. 26 to Jan. 17
St. Charles CountyRecycle Works Central, 60 Triad South (St. Charles)Recycle Works West, 2110 East Pitman Avenue (Wentzville)Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Dec. 26 to Jan. 17
Quail Ridge Park (Group Picnic Area parking lot), 5501 Quail Ridge Parkway (Wentzville)Open 7 a.m. to sunset, Dec. 26 to Jan. 18
To further assist the community this season, the Recycle Works West and Recycle Works Central locations offer free recycling of non-foil gift boxes, wrapping paper and unwanted Christmas tree lights for St. Charles County residents.
For more information on recycling efforts within St. Charles County, please call (636) 949-1800 or visit http://www.sccmo.org/861/Recycling.# # #