Southeast Kansas Recycling Center, 615 S. Joplin, will offer free Christmas tree recycling.

Southeast Kansas Recycling Center, 615 S. Joplin, will offer free Christmas tree recycling.

“This is the first time we have offered this service,” said Chuck Delp, operations director. “There will no charge, and the trees will be disposed of responsibly, for use as wildlife and fish habitats and mulch.”

Christmas trees will be taken during normal business hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The recycling center was closed Christmas Day and will be closed on New Year’s Day.