December 18, 2012
Contact: Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer, 636.949.7408

St. Charles County, Missouri – After the Yuletide celebration, give our community a gift by recycling your natural Christmas tree so that it may be turned into mulch or fish habitat. The Division of Environmental Health and Protection partners with area municipalities to offer residents this free service at various sites throughout St. Charles County. Be sure to remove the tree stand, all decorations and any plastic bags or covering before leaving your tree at one of the locations below: 

St. Peters     St. Peters Earth Centre, 115 Ecology Drive
                     Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Saturday, Dec. 29 to Jan. 19
                     **PLEASE NOTE: Trees are no longer accepted at Laurel Park or the St. Peters Golf Center 

Wentzville    Progress Park (parking lot), 968 Meyer Road
                     Open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., from Dec. 26 to Jan. 18 

O’Fallon       Civic Park (upper parking lot), 400 Civic Park Drive
                     O’Fallon Sports Park, 3589 Highway K
                     Locations open from dawn to dusk, Dec. 26 to Jan. 14 

Lake               Founders Park, 7 Freymuth Road
Saint Louis    Open during daylight hours, Dec. 26 to Jan. 17 

St. Charles    Quail Ridge Park (Group Picnic Area), 5501 Quail Ridge Parkway (Wentzville)
County          Open 7 a.m. to sunset, Dec. 26 to Jan. 22 

To further assist the community this holiday season, St. Charles County’s Recycle Works West and Recycle Works Central locations will accept non-foil gift boxes, wrapping paper and unwanted tree lights for recycling. (Please note that trees will not be accepted at the Recycle Works locations.

Recycle Works Central is at 60 Triad South Drive in St. Peters, and Recycle Works West is located at 2110 E. Pitman Ave. in Wentzville. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For information or directions, please call 636.949.1800 or visit