says Larry Whitely. "Conservation Department Corps of Engineers is very happy with it. They have areas marked where people can go and find the trees. It hopefully gets fish on them."
Bass Pro will accept trees at the fenced area at the northwest end of the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World parking lot directly behind the store at 1935 S. Campbell Ave.
Dates accepted: Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
Hours: Noon to 6pm daily Fee: $2 or more per tree donation; benefitting the Boy Scouts Uses: Trees are used for fish habitat Special Instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted. For more information, contact: Larry Whiteley, 873-5022.
Wickman's will accept trees at 1345 S. Fort Ave., in Springfield and at 10791 U.S. 60 in Monett. Dates accepted: Dec. 26-Jan. 13, 2012 Hours: (Springfield) Monday-Friday 8am-6pm; Saturday; 8am-5pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
(Monett) Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm; Saturday 8:30am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm Fee: $5 per tree at both locations; proceeds donated to The Kitchen Uses: Trees will be ground into wood chip mulch, which is available for free. Bring your own container.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments, tree stand and no flocked trees accepted. For more information, contact: 862-3707 (Springfield); or 235-1112 (Monett) or visit: www.wickmans.com
City of Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center
The Yardwaste Recycling Center will accept Christmas trees year round. Directions: West on Sunshine (U.S. 60); south of Farm Road 115. Turn left on Farm Road 164. Follow signs to Yardwaste Recycling Center. Dates accepted: Year round. The Center will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Hours: 8am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays.
Fees: Donations are accepted; the brush recycling fee of $3 will be waived for Christmas trees through Jan. 28, 2012; otherwise, the $3 gate fee will apply. Existing commercial fees will apply to commercial loads, including Christmas trees.
Special instructions: Remove all icicles, ornaments and tree stand. For more information, contact: Recycling Hotline, 864-1904; or visit: www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling. Note: Trees are not accepted at the Franklin and Lone Pine recycling centers.
For more information, contact: Barbara J. Lucks, Interim Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability Division, Department of Environmental Services, 864-2005.
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