Beaufort County residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at seven locations, from Hilton Head Island to Lady's Island, starting Wednesday.
The trees will be chipped and converted into mulch through the Grinding of the Greens project, saving landfill space. The county asks that all tinsel, lights and ornaments be removed.
Drop off locations are Sea Island Parkway next to Huddle House; Pleasant Point Road at the Family Tree Christmas Tree Farm on Lady's Island; Beaufort Plaza in Beaufort; Naval Heritage Park off Ribaut Road in the town of Port Royal; Ulmer Road near the tennis courts in the town of Bluffton; and the Coligny Beach parking lot and at U.S. 278 and Squire Pope Road on Hilton Head Island.
Mulching will take place between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jan. 12. Mulch will be given away to anyone who brings a container and can haul it away.