Christmas trees may be dropped off for recycling at the in-town recycling location through Jan. 15, City of Brownwood officials said.

Trees may also be recycled at the Brownwood Recycling Center at 6800 FM 45 South, one mile south of the Camp Bowie National Guard Training Facility. The in-town drop-off site is the parking lot at Brady Avenue and Avenue A under the Bill Monroe Overpass (Austin Avenue).

All trees must be free of lights, decorations and tree stands, and must not be wrapped in plastic or netting. Trees with flocking cannot be accepted.

The center is also offering to recycle old electronics free of charge, a service that could be of particular interest to residents who received new electronic devices for Christmas.

Items accepted include computers and components, monitors and television sets, VCR and DVD players, copy and FAX machines, and telephones.

"If it has an electric cord, we'll probably take it," city officials said.

Hours of operation for the recycling center are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The telephone number is (325) 641-8832.

Electronics will also be accepted at the Keep Brownwood Beautiful recycling event at Brady and Avenue A, under the Bill Monroe Overpass. Electronics should not be left at that location at other times.