Now that the gifts are gone, the pine needles beneath the Christmas tree are a visible reminder it might be time to undeck the halls and recycle. Many governments in Pinellas County offer options to recycle your real tree, either through curbside pickup or drop off at central sites. Other governments will carry away your tree, but don't recycle. St. Petersburg residents can put their tree at the curb by Jan. 10 for pickup on Jan. 11 or take it to one of five city brush sites. Residents of unincorporated Pinellas can drop off up to five trees for $3 at the solid waste department, 3095 114th Ave. N in St. Petersburg. For Clearwater residents, trees are picked up curbside on the regular yard waste day. For a detailed list of how to dispose of your tree depending on where you live, go to http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/getridofit/xmas_tree_recycling.pdf.
How to recycle your Christmas tree in Pinellas County
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