The Garden City Parks Department started its annual free Christmas tree pickup service Wednesday, and will continue until Friday.

Weather permitting, the Christmas tree curbside pickup schedule is as follows: 

• Thursday, south of Kansas Avenue and west of Jennie Barker Road

• Friday, east of Jennie Barker Road and Chapel Heights

Discarded Christmas trees must be placed next to the curb in front of your residence, before the scheduled pickup date.  

The city requests that residents not put trees in the alley or trash Dumpster. Trees should be free of tinsel, ornaments and plastic tree bags, and flocked trees will not be picked up.

Trees will be recycled to provide mulch for various plants on city property.  

If residents would like to dispose of their trees before their scheduled pickup date, or miss the pickup date, they may take their trees to the marked location at the Kiddie Pond entrance gate, south of Lee Richardson Zoo on Finnup Drive.

The drop-off site will be marked with a sign and will be open through Sunday. After Sunday, an appointment will be necessary to dump trees.  

For more information, call the Parks Department at (620) 271-1574.