It’s almost time to dispose of live Christmas trees in Jasper, Indiana. If you live in the city, do you know the proper way to dispose of your tree?
CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS
Jasper residents’ Christmas trees are picked up by the municipal rubbish service. If you live in Jasper, you will have three days next week to dispose of your Christmas trees at your curbside. The schedule is determined by where you live. If you are a Jasper resident on 13th Street or South of 13th Street, your rubbish will be picked up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, according to the city. If you are a Jasper resident on a road North of 13th Street, your rubbish will be picked up Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Still, you can’t just toss your tree out after removing your special ornaments. See, you will need to remove not just your ornaments, but also all tinsel, wires, plastic or other materials. You must also remove the tree stand. Then, you can leave the tree at the curbside. The city asks that you have your tree at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. of your pick-up days.
ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL OPTION
If you know of a goat farmer in Indiana, you might have another option! Apparently, goats love to eat Christmas trees! Goats shouldn’t eat large quantities of Christmas trees, but they are apparently a wonderful supplemental food for goats. Not all types of evergreens are edible to goats, but white pines, Scotch pines, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and blue spruce are said to be enjoyed by goats.
A word of warning: Some of the larger Christmas tree retailers spray their trees with a flame retardant. Of course, this is helpful for Christmas tree safety, but sprayed trees cannot be consumed by goats. So, check with your vendor before offering your Christmas tree to a goat farmer in Indiana.