The City of Hays will be making ONE AND ONLY ONE TRIP through alleys to pick-up Christmas trees beginning, Tuesday, January 10, 2023. This will be a special pick-up, and the trees will NOT be collected with regular trash or recycling. Please remove all plastic, ornaments, and lights. City crews are anticipated to be completed with the collection in two days.
Citizens are encouraged to bring their Christmas trees to the free disposal site just north of the Public Works building at 1002 Vine Street. This area is right next to the bathrooms at Speier ball fields. Place the trees inside the orange snow fence area. Signs will be posted to direct citizens. Please remove all plastic, ornaments, and lights before leaving the tree. The disposal site will be open through Thursday, January 12, 2023.
Midwest Energy will provide personnel and a wood chipper to chip the trees to make mulch. The mulch will be placed at the Parks Department on the 183 By-pass and is available for pick-up free of charge.
If you have questions, please call the Solid Waste Division at 628-7350.