MUSCATINE, Iowa - Residents of Muscatine and Fruitland will be able to recycle their live Christmas trees again this year with help from the City of Muscatine over the course of the next four weeks.
There are many types of Christmas trees including live, flocked, and artificial. Flocked trees are live trees that have been coated with a white, snow-like spray.
The Muscatine Solid Waste Division collects live Christmas trees as part of their yard waste collection service. Trees will be collected by the City from Wednesday, December 26, through Friday, January 25 on the resident’s refuse collection day. The trees must be placed on the curb for collection.
To prepare the tree for curbside collection remove all ornaments, wires, and decorations from the tree along with any stand or other metal objects. Do not place the tree in a plastic bag. Trees taller than five feet should be cut into two sections.
For more information on recycling Christmas trees or how to prepare the live tree for collection, contact the Transfer Station & Recycling Center at (563) 263-9689.
Flocked trees and artificial trees are considered garbage items. These items can be taken to the Muscatine Transfer Station and Recycling Center for disposal or residents can call to schedule a curbside pickup.