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: Lawrenceville Fire Reportedly Rekindles Briefly Morning After
As part of the program, Pittsburghers can drop off their live trees to be recycled from Dec. 26 to Jan. 26.READ MORE: Butler, Blair Counties Among Several To Receive Funding From Wolf Administration To Fight Homelessness
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 Trees
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: 2-Car T Trains And Extra Service Set For Steeler Game At Heinz Field
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.