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Posted on: December 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Give Nature a Gift by Recycling Natural Christmas Trees

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December 11, 2017

CONTACT:  Doug Bolnick, Department of Public Health Public Information Officer, 636-949-7408

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO – Recycling a natural Christmas tree gives one last holiday gift. When recycled, these evergreens can serve as fish habitats in the lakes of area parks, chipped wood paths along natural surface walking trails, mulch and much more.

To make recycling more convenient for St. Charles County residents, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection partners with several municipalities to collect natural trees at locations throughout our community. Before bringing trees to any of the locations below, residents must remove the stand, all decorations and any packaging.

Locations Include

St. Charles County

  • Recycle Works Central, 60 Triad South (63304)
  • Recycle Works West, 2110 East Pitman Avenue (63385)

Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 26 to Jan. 13

Please Note: The Recycle Works facilities ARE NOT open on Sundays. These facilities accept light strands, cardboard gift boxes and wrapping paper. Various types of electronic items and accessories also may be recycled for a small fee.

  • Quail Ridge Park (Group Picnic Area parking lot), 560 Interstate Drive (63385)

Open 7 a.m. to sunset, daily, Dec. 26 to Jan. 13

St. Peters

  • Laurel Park (upper parking lot), use McClay Valley Boulevard entrance
  • St. Peters Earth Centre, 115 Ecology Drive

Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 26 to Jan. 13.

Please Note: St. Peters Earth Centre IS NOT open on Sundays.


  • Progress Park (parking lot), 968 Meyer Road
  • Heartland Park, 100 William Dierberg Drive
  • Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Road

Open Dec. 26 to Jan. 21 during posted park hours.


  • Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 890 T R Hughes Boulevard
  • O’Fallon Sports Park, 3589 Highway K

Open from dawn to dusk, daily, Dec. 26 to Jan. 21

Lake Saint Louis

  • Founders Park, 7 Freymuth Road

Open from sunrise to sunset, daily, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14

For more information on St. Charles County’s recycling program or with questions as to what types of material may be recycled, please call 636-949-1800 or visit


About St. Charles County’s Division of Environmental Health and Protection
Throughout the year, the Division of Environmental Health and Protection works with residents, area businesses and local organizations to promote healthy conditions in St. Charles County. Following local, state and federal regulation, the division inspects and licenses public service providers, operates a robust recycling program and implements the county’s mosquito control measures. To learn how the division helps to ensure the community’s well-being please call 636-949-1800 or visit

About St. Charles County
Founded in 1812, St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, and the state’s third largest county in both population and economic share. St. Charles County consistently ranks one of the healthiest places to live in Missouri in the County Health Rankings report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It is home to 12 scenic county parks, encompassing more than 2,800 acres with additional land under development and more in reserve for future development.

With a population of 385,840, St. Charles County is home to large employers including General Motors, Citi, MasterCard Worldwide and Boeing. It is ranked among the top 25 counties in the nation in high-tech job growth by the Progressive Policy Institute and consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.

St. Charles County employs nearly 1,100 in more than 30 departments and offices, who work to make the county an excellent place to live, work and shop. For more information, please visit

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