(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will continue to accept discarded Christmas trees to recycle for fish habitat at Ocean Lake.
FCSWDD Superintendent Andy Frey said trees can be dropped off at spots across the county until the end of the day on Jan. 30. Trees may be dropped at the Lander Landfill, Riverton Bale Facility, and Dubois Landfill at no charge. Any decorations must be removed.
Frey said the trees will be hauled to the central Wyoming lake on either Jan. 31 or Feb. 1. A group of volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Long Point at Ocean Lake. Three trees will be dropped through the ice to provide habitat for the lake’s smaller fish.
About 300 trees were recycled last year, and as of last week more than 300 were already donated. Adding trees to the lake has occurred over the last 25 years.
The Lander landfill is located one mile east of Lander just off of Wyoming Highway 789 at Beebe Road; Riverton’s Bale Station is located just east of the intersection of Smith Road and East Park Street; and the Dubois Landfill is located near the water tower by Dubois.