Great Bend residents looking for a place to dispose of Christmas trees can use the city compost site, but they need to remove all tinsel, hooks and decorations, said Street Superintendent Mike Crawford. If the tree is in a bag, the bag also needs to be removed.
“We get a lot of trees this time of year,” Crawford said. The compost site is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s located at 97 SW 6 Ave., or west of Washington on Railroad Ave., just south of The Rack.
The city used to submerge old Christmas trees at Stone Lake, but that hasn’t been done for several years. Now, trees go into a pile at the compost site, where they will be burned. The site has an area for grass, leaves and other yard waste such as small plants. It also has an area for limbs and branches, which are not to exceed 8 feet in length or 6 inches in diameter.
Free compost is available; people must bring their own containers and load their own.
For more information call the Street Division of the Public Works Department, 620-793-4150.