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Free Program Provides Environmentally Safe Alternative to Disposal of Holiday Trees
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Free Program Provides Environmentally Safe Alternative to Disposal of Holiday Trees

 

The following information was sent to us by Linda Lowe:

 

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Waste Management Division (WMD) will provide County residents with Christmas tree collection and drop-off services for recycling of their live Christmas trees, at no charge beginning December 27.

 

 Every tree collected will be shredded and cured into mulch for DER’s annual spring Mulch Giveaway event.  Last year, more than 26 tons of Christmas trees were collected.

 

To participate, residents with County-provided yard waste collection service should place their undecorated Christmas trees at curbside before 6:30 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day starting December 27, 2011. 

 

Residents may also bring their undecorated trees, at no charge, to the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility, 6601 Southeast Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro; Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or to the Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center, 3501 Brown Station Road, Upper Marlboro; Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through January 31, 2012.  Before dropping off the trees, residents are reminded to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees.  

 

Only undecorated trees will be accepted.

 

For more information on recycling, call WMD’s Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045. 

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