Many Northlanders will be celebrating Christmas in the coming days and some will be taking those celebrations out of town.
For those doing just that, and are worried about their Christmas trees drying out, you can now recycle your holiday tree as part of the "treecycle" program in the region.
The program itself is free, and offers multiple drop-off locations with 24-hour drop offs available.
"Holiday trees, like yard and garden waste, are banned from the trash in Minnesota," says Karen Anderson, WLSSD's director of community relations.
Organizers of the program say recycled trees will be re-purposed into mulch for gardening and other purposes.
WLSSD's Yard Waste Compost Site will be open starting today.
Six sites are open for tree drop-off December 26th through January 10th:
-Chester Bowl (parking lot by playground)
-Lester Park (parking lot by playground)
-Duluth Heights Community Club (parking lot across the street)
-Woodland Community Club (lower parking lot off Woodland Ave)
-Rose Garden (parking lot)
-City of Duluth West Toolhouse (on Commonwealth Avenue)
Two sites in Carlton County are open December 26th through January 15th
-SAPPI Fine Paper (Cloquet, gatehouse entrance)
-Moose Lake Compost Site (across from City garage)
Four additional sites are open December 26th through January 31st
-Demolicious (in western Duluth),
-VONCO V Landfill (in the Gary neighborhood)
-WLSSD Yard Waste Compost Site (off 27th Avenue West), opens December 21st
-WLSSD Materials Recovery Center (off Rice Lake Road)