The City of Hays is encouraging residents to bring Christmas trees to the free disposal site located north of the Hays Public Works building at 1002 Vine St. The area is next to the bathrooms at Speier ball fields. Anyone dropping off should place the trees inside the orange snow-fence area. 

Signs will be posted to direct citizens. Please remove all plastic, ornaments, and lights before leaving the tree. The disposal site opened Tuesday, Dec. 18 and will remain open through Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Midwest Energy will provide personnel and a wood chipper to chip the trees to make mulch. The mulch will be placed at the city's Parks Department on the U.S. Highway 183 Bypass and is available for pickup free of charge.

If there are questions, please call the city's Solid Waste Division at 785-628-7350.