Christmas trees are one of the most known symbols of the holidays, but they can also become a dangerous hazard when the holidays end and they dry out. So, what can residents do to protect themselves and their homes?
Recycle those trees!
Several locations in Harrison and Jackson counties have opened up locations for residents to drop off their live Christmas trees.
- Courthouse Road Pier, Gulfport
- Long Beach Harbor
- Mississippi Power’s Plant Watson on Cowan-Lorraine Road, Gulfport
- Pass Christian Harbor
- Rodenburg Avenue Hwy 90 Parking Bay, Biloxi
- Jackson County Landfill, 10501 Seaman Road, Vancleave
- Jackson County Recreation Department, Ball Park Road, Vancleave
- Jackson County West Roads Barn, Hwy 609, St. Martin
- Jackson County East Road Barn, Hwy 63, Escatawpa
- Jackson County Fair Grounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
All trees must be stripped down and free of any lights or ornaments.
Tree collection sites will be clearly marked. Residents are asked to remove trees from bags and take off all ornaments, lights, and stands before dropping off a tree. Flocked trees will be taken but artificial trees will not be accepted. Trees can also be placed curbside for regularly scheduled rubbish collection days in unincorporated areas.