East Baton Rouge Parish will offer curbside collection of trees for residents, except in Baker and Zachary. Recycling Director Susan Hamilton said Christmas trees placed at the curb will be collected by Republic Services from Monday to Jan. 23.

There will be only one pickup visit in each area, so trees should be left out at the curb during those two entire weeks. Christmas trees should be separate from other unbundled trash and woody waste.

Residents should remove tinsel, stands, lights and ornaments from trees before recycling them because those items can contaminate mulch and compost.

Plastic tree bags should not be used.