By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh is opening five locations for people to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling this year.READ MORE: PPG Paints Arena Welcomes Back Pittsburgh Penguins Fans
As part of the program, Pittsburghers can drop off their live trees to be recycled from Dec. 26 to Jan. 26.
Last year Pittsburgh Public Works collected a total of 3,255 trees, which got turned into 36.8 tons of mulch to be given away.
#Pittsburgh has collected a total of 3255 trees as part of our Christmas Tree Recycling Program!
2019 = 2050 TreesREAD MORE: 2 Flown To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westmoreland County
2020 = 3255 Trees = 59% increase.
We'll be able to chip them into 36.8 tons of mulch from for the public. Stay tuned for spring mulch giveaway dates! pic.twitter.com/JF4phULUDu
— Pittsburgh Public Works (@PGHDPW) February 6, 2020
Instead of 12 locations like last time, the city says it’s only offering five because of the pandemic.MORE NEWS: As People Struggle To Secure Unemployment Benefits, Prosecutors Say Fraud Is Widespread
You can go online for a list of this year’s locations. Make sure you remove all ornaments, netting, tinsel and tree stands before dropping it off.