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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Getting rid of your Christmas tree should be a pretty simple task this year.

Just toss it to the curb where you normally place your yard debris if you live in Dougherty County.

The trees and other yard debris are turned into mulch that you can pick up to use for your landscaping at no cost.

"What we'd like for everybody to do is just to stack the trees out by where their regular yard debris is picked up. The city will pick those trees up and take them to Maple Hill landfill and grind them up into mulch," said Judy Bowles of Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful.

Christmas Trees used to be dropped and ground up and buried in landfill, but the state has banned yard debris from being buried with household garbage.

You can pick up mulch free of charge at the Maple Hill landfill all year long, not only at Christmas time.

 

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