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Christmas tree recycling notice


Those wishing to donate their real Christmas trees to local wetlands protection and enhancement efforts should place their trees curbside for pickup by Jan. 12, 2015. Alternatively, trees may be brought to designated areas at the East and West Bank Bridge Parks in Destrehan and Luling beginning Dec. 26.

PLEASE NOTE: All trees should be completely stripped of decorations, and flocked or artificial trees CANNOT be donated.

This program helps protect our wetlands and keeps trees out of the landfill. Thanks to all participants for their continuing support of this important project.

To find out more about the process, check out the latest edition of St. Charles Parish Today .


Houma, LA- Parish President Michel Claudet is pleased to announce that Terrebonne Parish will once again be participating in a Christmas Tree Recycling Program to help with the prevention of coastal erosion.

To participate in this program, residents of Terrebonne Parish are requested to place their Christmas trees in the area of their normal garbage pickup from January 2, 2015 to January 7, 2015. Residents may also drop off their Christmas trees at any time prior to January 7 at any of the TPCG Residential Drop-off Sites located at 263 Ashland Landfill Road, 651 Isle of Cuba Road in Schriever or 160 Crochetville Road in Montegut.

The Christmas trees collected from local residents are placed into retention fences, also called cribs that have been constructed along the Intracoastal Waterway near the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge. These trees provide an effective wave-break which can reduce the erosion of our fragile marshes. Furthermore, when set in place, the project is designed to allow the trees to work with natural wave action and act as a filter, collecting sediment behind the cribs in an effort to build new land.

Only green trees will be accepted. Flocked trees and trees with tinsel, decorations, or tree stands cannot be used.

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