The Sedgwick County Environmental Services Department is turning Christmas trees into mulch until Jan. 23 as part of its annual Christmas tree recycling program.
Department officials say the program helps lessen the flood of old Christmas trees to Wichita landfills.
The program also provides another use for the trees: People who drop off their trees for recycling at one of 22 locations in the county are able to get free mulch in return.
Officials remind people to remove all ornaments and lights before dropping off their tree for disposal.
Recycling locations in Wichita include:
- Boston Park, 6655 E. Zimmerly
- Buffalo Park, 10209 Hardtner
- College Hill United Methodist Church, First and Erie
- Earhart Environmental Magnet School, 4401 N. Arkansas
- Edgemoor Park, 5815 E. 9th
- Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. North
- Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North
- Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 Museum Blvd.
- Osage Park, 2121 W. 31st St. South
- South Linwood Park, Hydraulic and Mount Vernon
Other Sedgwick County locations include:
- Cheney, East South Avenue and Garfield
- Clearwater, Chisholm Trail Sports Complex
- Colwich, 115 N. Third St.
- Derby, 2801 E. James
- Garden Plain, Water Tower
- Goddard, Means Park
- Kechi, 107 Sioux St.
- Maize, 201 S. Park
- Mount Hope, 400 S. Thomas
- Mulvane, 117 E. Main
- Park City, 6801 N. Hydraulic
- Valley Center, Veterans Park
Mya Acosta is an intern in the KMUW News Lab.