Recycle trees on compost site

Recycle trees on compost site

FILE - A freshly cut Christmas tree is prepared for transport in December 2018 in Mishicot.

MANITOWOC – Manitowoc County residents and businesses can drop off natural holiday trees for free at the Basswood Compost Site from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

People must remove all decorations, glitter, lights, stands and storage bags from trees before releasing trees.

If a tree is more than 6 feet long, it must be cut in half.

The used natural trees can be chipped and turned into mulch.

The Basswood Compost Site is at 3000 Basswood Road. People can call 920-683-4333 or visit for more information.

Tree for a tree: The recycling center assists the City of Manitowoc Parks and Forestry Division in distributing coupons for its “Tree for a Tree” program.

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