VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - If you're looking to get rid of your natural Christmas tree, the city of Valdosta has an option for you.
Through Saturday, January 3rd, the city is collecting the trees at the Walmart on Inner Perimeter road, the Home Depot on Norman Drive, and at Mathis Auditorium.
You can drop off your tree before Saturday, but people who drop of their tree between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday will receive a free tree seedling while supplies last.
"It provides an opportunity for all of our citizens and our residents to become environmentally conscious and preventin' these Christmas trees from endin' up into the landfill," said Valdosta Public Works Director Richard Hardy.
As of Friday, January 2nd, dozens of trees had already been dropped off.
The trees will be turned into would chips and spread throughout the city and county as needed.