Don’t throw away those live Christmas trees, instead take off all the tinsel, lights and ornaments and recycle them. Here is a list of places to recycle those trees. Most areas are free or have a little fee for drop offs.

The city of Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center, at 3790 S. Farm Road 119 in Brookline, will accept residential Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and other organic decorations for no charge between Dec. 27 and Jan. 27, 2023. It’s open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.

Bass Pro Shops will accept live trees at 1938 S. Campbell Avenue, across the street from the main store entrance, between noon and 6 p.m. Dec. 26-31. A donation is recommended, which benefits the Ozark Trails Council Boy Scouts Wa-Sha-She Lodge Order of the Arrow. d.

Hansen’s Greenwaste, at 3341 S. Farm Road 107 in Brookline, will accept residential Christmas trees for no fee, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 27 through Jan. 31, 2023.

Wickman’s Gardens, 1345 S. Fort Ave., will accept live Christmas trees beginning Dec. 27 for a $5 donation. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Proceeds will be donated to the The Kitchen. Live cut trees only. No flocked or artificial trees accepted.