The Christmas tree pickup program had a successful year in Fort Saskatchewan.
 
From January 8 to 19, city crews made their rounds picking up natural Christmas trees for disposal.
 
"We collected just over 700 Christmas trees over the two week span," said Sadie Miller, the waste program supervisor with the city. "We have been collecting less each year. I think more people are getting plastic or fake Christmas trees as opposed to natural trees."
 
The city runs the program so that Christmas trees don't create waste and end up in a landfill.
 
"The Christmas trees we collect at the curb go to out transfer station," said Miller. "They do get mulched, we use and sell those wood chips. Whatever we can't use internally gets used as a fuel source or in feed lots."
 
The program runs every year in the first few weeks of January.

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