Recycle your Christmas tree and get free mulch

Before your live-cut Christmas tree turns brown, do something green and recycle it into free mulch for Lexington residents.

The city's Division of Waste Management will begin picking up cut Christmas trees on Tuesday. Residents should place their tree on the curb on their collection day next to their trash and recycling bins.

If you're starting to think your fall decorations are a little outdated, wreaths made of natural greenery and pumpkins will also be collected.

The refuse will be converted into mulch, which will be given away free of charge to Lexington residents throughout the course of the year. The mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the second and third Saturdays in January, April, July and October.

The giveaways will be held at the city's former landfill, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike, from 8 a.m. to noon.