You no longer need to remove objects from your tree if you don't want to. Whole Christmas trees can be placed curbside with your regular trash and will be collected for use in the city's bioreactor landfill. In the bioreactor, liquid is added to accelerate the decomposition and stabilization of the waste. Methane produced will be used to generate electricity from this renewable energy source. After January 31, trees placed curbside need to be cut into four-foot lengths and bundled.
Christmas trees can also be dropped off at the Capen Park Mulch Site (south of Stadium, off Rock Quarry Road) OR the Parkside Mulch Site (north of Memorial Park Cemetery, off Creasy Springs Road). ALL lights, ornaments and stand must be removed prior to deposit at these two sites.
For more information, call the Public Works Solid Waste Division at 573-874-6291 or send an e-mail to waste-mgmt@GoColumbiaMo.com.