The trees will be turned into pine mulch, which is used to increase acidity in soil. Now through January 31, the York County Solid Waste Authority will conduct a free Christmas tree recycling program, according to a news release.
For the second year, Las Vegas Cub Scout Pack 219 and Boy Scout Troop 96 will be collecting trees for residents who want to recycle but are unable to drop off their trees. This day, also known as Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, celebrating the visit of the Wise Men to the baby Jesus, marks the official the end of the Christmas season.
Last year, the county recycled more than 5,000 trees.
For more information, call the city’s sanitation department at 761-7977. “You’re essentially creating a whole ecosystem there”. “I think it’s a great way to make good use out of an old Christmas tree”, Wasmuth says.
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Temporary depots that are part of the municipal Let’s Chip In program include Charleswood Centre, Kilcona Park, Kildonan Park, King’s Park, Panet Road Community Recycling Depot, St. James Civic Centre, St. The department previously collected trees from in front of homes, according to office assistant Tiffany Turner. Mulch pick-up will be self-load; residents will need to provide their own shovels and containers.
Flocked and plastic trees or wreaths will be charged as extra garbage.
The city does remind you to ensure the plastic tree bags, tinsel, lights, decorations and tree stands are all removed before dropping your tree at one of the lots.