Clearwater residents can recycle their Christmas tree just by leaving it at the curb.
Leave the unadorned tree separate from the other trash on the day of your typical bulk or brush collection day and it will be recycled.
Make sure to take off all the lights, tinsel and ornaments.
Residents in unincorporated Clearwater should check with their trash collector before leaving curbside or just drop it off at Pinellas County Solid Waste, 3095 114th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
The cost is $3 a load for a maximum of five trees. The cost for six or more trees is $37.50 a ton. Drop off from 6 a.m. to 6 pm. Monday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
*updated 5:45 a.m. Dec. 27, 2012