When the holidays are over, give your natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands a second life by recycling them. Visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that will recycle your trees and greenery for little to no cost.

Like other organic yard-waste materials, holiday trees and greenery are banned from landfills in Missouri. Kansas also discourages sending yard waste to landfills. Disposal in landfills takes up space, increases pollution, and prevents yard waste from beneficial reuse. Area communities offer residents a number of ways to recycle these materials — not only diverting them from landfills, but also creating a resource that can be used for a variety of purposes, including trail surfaces, erosion control, landscaping, and fish habitat in local lakes.

“Almost all metro-area residents now have a cost-effective and convenient opportunity to properly recycle their natural holiday trees and greenery,” said Matt Riggs, outreach coordinator for the MARC Solid Waste Management District. “It’s very important that residents remove lights, decorations, plastic bags, stands, metal frames, nails and wire from their trees and greenery before recycling them.”

For more ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for the holidays, visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call (816) 474-8326.

For communities not listed, please contact the city or trash haulers to find out if they offer this service.

Pick-up Services

· Belton – Lawn-Corps Curbside Recycling (816) 761-3046; Missouri residents only

· Grandview – Compost Connection Inc. (816) 761-8300; Missouri residents only

· Kansas City, Mo. – Nature’s Rubbish (816) 444-4050; Missouri residents only

· Leavenworth – (913) 682-0650; Leavenworth residents only.

· Lenexa – (913) 982-3900, www.troop136.org , Lenexa residents only

· Merriam – (913) 322-5500; Merriam residents only

· North Kansas City – (816) 274-6004; North Kansas City residents only

· Olathe – (913) 971-9311; Olathe residents only

Drop-Off Locations

· Belton – Lawn-Corps Curbside Recycling, PO Box 482114, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 761-3046

· Blue Springs – Pink Hill Park, 2715 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, Mo., (816) 228-0137

· Bonner Springs – North Park, 1200 S. 134 th St., Bonner Springs, Kan., (913) 422-1020

· Bonner Springs – Wyandotte County Park, 126 th & State Ave., Bonner Springs, Kan., (913) 573-8327

· Buckner – City of Buckner yard waste drop-off site, 2500 O’Donnell Rd., Buckner, Mo., (816) 650-3191

· Edgerton, Kan. – City of Edgerton, yard waste drop-off site, 710 E. Nelson, Edgerton, Kan., (913) 893-6231

· Excelsior Springs – Public Works Facility, 1290 S. Marietta St., Excelsior Springs, Mo., (816) 630-0755

· Gladstone – Regional Brush & Yard Waste Recycle Facility, 4000 NE 76th St., Gladstone, Mo., 64119, (816) 436-5442

· Harrisonville – Roll Off Services, 2801 S. Brickplant Rd., Harrisonville, Mo., (816) 380-5566

· Harrisonville – Town & Country Disposal, 22820 S. 291 Hwy., Harrisonville, Mo., 64701, (816) 380-5595

· Kansas City, Kan. – Alvey Park, 4834 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kan., (913) 573-8327

· Kansas City, Kan. – City Park, 2601 Park Dr., Kansas City, Kan., (913) 573-8327

· Kansas City, Kan. – Planet Marrs, 2701 Roe Ln., Kansas City, Kan., (913) 558-8888

· Kansas City, Mo. (North) – City of Kansas City, Mo., Leaves & Brush, 1815 N. Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 513-1313

· Kansas City, Mo. (Southeast) – City of Kansas City, Mo., Leaves & Brush, 10301 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 513-1313

· Kansas City, Mo. (East) – Missouri Organic Recycling, Inc., 7700 E. 40 Hwy., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 483-0908.

· Kansas City, Mo. (South) – Suburban Lawn and Garden Yard Waste Recycling Center, 139th & Wyandotte, Kansas City, Mo, (816) 941-2438

· Kansas City, Mo. (South) – Damon Pursell Yard Waste Facility, 9001 Hickman Dr., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 304-3441

· Kearney – City of Kearney Recycling Center, 504 E. 19th St., Kearney, Mo., (816) 628-4142

· Leavenworth – Transfer Station, 24967 136 th St., Leavenworth, Kan., (913) 727-2858

· Leavenworth – Municipal Brush Site, 1803 S. 2nd St., Leavenworth, Kan., (913) 758-6601

· Leawood – Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, Kan., (913) 339-6700

· Leawood – Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Rd., Leawood, Kan., (913) 339-6700

· Lee’s Summit – City of Lee’s Summit Yard Waste Drop-off Center, 2101 SE Hamblen Rd., Lees Summit, Mo., (816) 969-1800.

· Lenexa – Little Mill Creek Park North, 7900 Cottonwood, Lenexa, Kan., (913) 477-7557

· Liberty – Bennett Park, 1100 Clayview Dr., Liberty, Mo., (816) 439-4415

· Liberty – City Park, 970 South 291 Hwy., Liberty, Mo., (816) 439-4415

· Olathe – Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, Kan., (913) 888-4713

· Olathe – Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Rd., Olathe, Kan., (913) 888-4713.

· Olathe – Yard waste collection facility, 127th Street & Hedge Lane, Olathe, Kan., (913) 971-9311

· Orrick – Yard waste collection facility, 34849 State Hwy. Z (Floyd St.), Orrick, Mo., (816) 770-3607

· Overland Park – Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, Kan., (913) 895-6273

· Overland Park – Youngs Park, 7701 Antioch, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 895-6273

· Overland Park – Quivira Park, 11901 Quivira, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 895-6273

· Overland Park – Indian Creek Recreation Center, 10308 Marty, Overland Park, Kan., (913) 895-6273

· Paola – Wallace Park, 5 Wallace Park Dr., Paola, Kan., ( 913) 259-3620

· Platte City – Yard waste drop-off site, 99 W. Mill St., Platte City, Mo., (816) 858-3046

· Prairie Village – Franklin Park, 4798 W 88th St., Prairie Village, Kan., (913) 381-6464

· Prairie Village – Porter Park, 4601 Tomahawk, Prairie Village, Kan., (913) 381-6464

· Prairie Village – Taliaferro Park, 2900 West 79th St. Prairie Village, Kan., (913) 381-6464

· Richmond – Yard waste drop-off site, 205 Summit St., Richmond, Mo., (816) 776-5304

· Riverside – Damon Pursell Yard Waste Facility, 6305 NW Riverpark Dr., Riverside, Mo., (816) 304-3441

· Roeland Park – Yard waste drop-off site, 4800 Roe Pkwy., Roeland Park, Kan., (913) 722-5435

· Shawnee – Johnson County Landfill, 17955 Holiday Dr., Shawnee, Kan., (913) 631-8181.

· Shawnee – Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kan., (913) 888-4713

· Smithville – Little Platte Park, Smithville Lake, 16311 DD Hwy, Smithville, Mo., (816) 407-3400

· Sugar Creek – Courtney Ridge Recycling Center, 2001 N. 291 Hwy., Sugar Creek, Mo., (816) 257-7999

· Weatherby Lake – 7200 NW Eastside Dr., Weatherby Lake, Mo. (816) 741-5545. Drop off at Venita Access Area (corner of Potomac and Pleasant Ford streets).

· Weston – City of Weston Recycling Center, 725 Market St., Weston, Mo., (816) 640-2752