Tupelo Christmas tree recycling sites open through the end of January

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Chirstmas trees have begun to pile up at the Commerce Street drop-off point in Tupelo. The city has four other drop-offs located at Theron Nichols Park, Hancock Park, Ballard Park and Veterans Park.

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Chirstmas trees have begun to pile up at the Commerce Street drop-off point in Tupelo. The city has four other drop-offs located at Theron Nichols Park, Hancock Park, Ballard Park and Veterans Park.

Daily Journal

TUPELO – While many Christmas trees have already hit the curb – or wherever else they might be going – some people traditionally keep theirs up at least until New Year’s Day.

For those who have yet to dispose of their tree, the city is providing five drop off sites where they can be recycled.

Trees that were focal points for holiday cheer can take on a new post-Christmas role, this time making fish around Mississippi happy.

The city of Tupelo partners with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which recycles the trees by using them to create fish habitats across the state.

Even if you observe the traditional 12 days of Christmas that don’t end until Epiphany on Jan. 6, or are simply slow in taking down your tree, the city will accommodate you. The recycling sites will be open through the end of January.

Here’s where they are:

• Theron Nichols Park off Mitchell Road.

• Hancock Park off Ida Street.

• Ballard Park off Rutherford Road (site located across from Parkway School.)

• Commerce Street compost recycling yard.

• Veterans Park off Veterans Boulevard (site located past Pasley and Mansell Fields.)

For additional information, contact David Knight with Tupelo Public Works at (662) 841-6457.