Mississippi Power, Harrison County team up for tree recycling program

Mississippi Power, Harrison County team up for tree recycling program

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The Harrison County Beautification Commission and Mississippi Power are teaming up to once again offer county residents a way to safely recycle their Christmas trees.

From Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, Harrison County residents can leave their undecorated green Christmas trees at one of five locations, including Plant Watson on Cowan-Lorraine Rd. in Gulfport. The trees will be turned into wood chips and mulch for use in local flower beds.

“Mississippi Power and the Harrison County Beautification Commission partner on several environmental stewardship programs throughout the year,” Mississippi Power Coast Division Manager Tommy Murphy said. “This program is an easy way for Harrison County residents to make a positive impact on their community by recycling their Christmas tree.”

Trees will be collected at the five locations until they are taken to the county barn to be mulched.

“This is a win-win situation for county residents,” Harrison County Beautification Commission Director Kelly Griffin said. “They can safely recycle their tree, which is then repurposed as wood chips and mulch for our local parks and gardens. This program directly reduces the county’s operating expenses during the year.”

Residents are asked to remove all decorations, lights and the tree stand before depositing.

Christmas tree recycling locations:

Gulfport – Mississippi Power Plant Watson, Cowan-Lorraine Road

Gulfport – Courthouse Road Pier

Biloxi – Rodenburg Ave./Beach Blvd. Parking Bay

Long Beach – Long Beach Harbor

Pass Christian – Pass Christian Harbor

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Harrison County Beautification Commission at (228) 214-1405 or Kelly.griffin@co.harrison.ms.us

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