Bright n’ Beautiful announces 2020-21 Christmas tree recycling

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Yellowstone County Christmas Tree Recycling Program will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 26 and will continue through Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

The Christmas Tree Recycling Program is a popular joint project of Bright n’ Beautiful, the City of Billings, Yellowstone County and the City of Laurel, as well as valued community partners ZooMontana, Republic Services, Schnitzer Steel, and Hanser’s Automotive. Starting the day after Christmas and running through Thursday Jan. 21, folks are encouraged to drop off their unbagged and undecorated trees at one of nine convenient locations. The collected trees are then transported to our friends at Rocky Mountain Compost for grinding into rich pine mulch to be used in creating bedding for animals and refreshing trails at ZooMontana, Montana Audubon Center and other natural settings around the county throughout the year.

“Recycling your Christmas tree is a great way to extend the giving season,” says Joanie Tooley, Executive Director of Bright n’ Beautiful. “Say goodbye and thank you to your tree and start the new year fresh by doing something good for our bright and beautiful community.”

Thank you to generous partners for hosting drop-off locations again this year. Here’s where to drop off Christmas trees:

• ZooMontana, 2100 South Shiloh Rd

• Billings Landfill, 5240 Jellison Road

• Laurel: Thompson Park parking lot, East 6th Street and First Avenue

Remember to remove all decorations and deliver your tree in its natural state. And Happy New Year!

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