St. Louis City opens Christmas tree drop-off -

St. Louis City opens Christmas tree drop-off

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -

St. Louis City residents will have the opportunity to dispose of their Christmas trees for free for the next few weeks. 

The annual drop-off begins Monday. Those with real Christmas trees will have until Jan. 13, 2017 to dispose of their trees in three designated drop-off locations in city parks.

Forest Park will have their drop-off in the lower parking lot of The Muny,

O'Fallon Park, West Florissant, and Holly will have their drop-off at picnic grounds No. 4.

Carondelet Park,Grand and Holly Hills will have a designated area between the gate and recycling containers. 

Before dropping of any Christmas trees, all decorations must be taken off, which includes ornaments and tinsel. Wreaths will not be accepted at any drop-off points. 

Those who miss the deadline or cannot make it to the parks are asked not to leave their trees in any alleys, alley dumpsters, or recycling contains. The Refuse Division of the city will pick them up as a part of their regular monthly bulk pick-up. 

The city said the trees that are dropped off in the parks will be ground up into mulch, which residents are more than welcome to take home for free. 

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