“New Orleans is earning a great reputation as an eco-friendly city, and this service is one of the ways our citizens can help protect and restore our environment," Mayor Landrieu said."Together, we can save thousands of trees from being thrown out to waste and also provide critical support to help preserve our wetlands."
Residents interested in participating in the program can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside on their regularly scheduled collection days January 10, 11 and 12. Residents must remove all lights, tree stands, ornaments and tinsel from live trees. Flocked and artificial trees will not be collected, and trees should not be placed on the neutral grounds.