Residents in Madison County have a variety of options available to dispose of unwanted Christmas decorations. A number of municipalities in the Riverbend offer curbside pickup for Christmas trees, wrapping paper and boxes.

In Alton, residents are able to drop off their trees at Riverview, Haskell, Northside, Killion Park at Salu and Milton Park anytime before January 6th according to Alton Park and Recreation Director Michael Haynes.  He tells the Big Z community groups play a big role in this annual event.

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In Bethalto residents should contact the public works department for curbside pickup.  Godfrey residents can drop off trees at the Street Department at 6212 Godfrey Road.  For those in Wood River, live Christmas trees can be dropped off at the city garage near the water tower at Illinois 143 and 14th Street, or for curbside pickup, call 259-2490.  

Madison County residents are also reminded that all Christmas wrapping paper and boxes can be recycled curbside.

For more information about Christmas tree recycling or any other questions about recycling, call 296-6647 or follow the link on this story at

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