FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Morgantown Offers Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling Program
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The City of Morgantown is offering a free curbside Christmas tree recycling program for city residents.
Beginning Jan. 3 and running until Jan. 18, residents can contact the City of Morgantown Engineering and Public Works Department to pick up their Christmas tree between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Alternatively, residents may drop off their Christmas tree during the designated times at the Morgantown Municipal Garage located at 200 M-Tech Drive Morgantown, WV 26505.
Trees must be free of all decorations, including hooks, garland, tinsel, and lighting. Trees must not be placed in a bag or a trash can, but rather left loose for pick-up. Pick-up may be delayed due to inclement weather. The city recommends that residents schedule their Christmas tree pick-up on a day different from their regular trash pick-up so the tree will not be picked up by Republic Services.
Up to 200 of the recycled trees collected by the Engineering and Public Works Department will be donated to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to enhance the fish habitat in Cheat Lake. Any additional trees collected will be chipped and used as mulch.
To schedule a tree pick-up call the Engineering and Public Works Department at 304-291-7465, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, phone number, address, and desired day of pick-up.