Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Merry Mulch"

That's what HoCo gov calls its Christmas tree recycling effort:
Beginning Saturday, December 26 and continuing through Friday, January 22, Christmas trees may be recycled seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the drop-off sites listed below, with the exception of the Alpha Ridge Landfill which is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Kendall Hardware, 12260 Route 108
River Hill Garden Center, 12165 Route 108
Grandfather's Garden Center, 5320 Phelps Luck Drive

Ellicott City:                Circuit Court small parking lot on upper Court House Drive
(just past Ellicott Mills Drive, on the right)
Marriottsville:             Alpha Ridge Landfill Composting Site, 2350 Marriottsville Road
Due to County furloughs, Department of Recreation & Parks’ sites will be closed from Friday, December 25 through Sunday, January 3. Beginning on Monday, January 4, however, Christmas trees may also be recycled seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the following park drop-off sites, in addition to the one’s listed above:
Columbia:                  Cedar Lane Park, 5081 Cedar Lane
Elkridge:                     Rockburn Park, 5400 Landing Road
Highland:                    Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road
Savage:                      Savage Park, 8400 Fair Street

Woodbine:                 Western Regional Park, 14800 Carrs Mill Road

Eastern county residents with yard waste collection services can also set their Christmas trees out on their regular curbside recycling collection days ONLY between December 26 and January 22.  The height limit for trees that may be set along the curb is four feet tall. Trees taller than this must be cut down to four feet to go out at curbside. Each bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds.  All decorations, including lights, plastic  bags and tree stands must be removed. Flocked trees, ones with fake snow sprayed on them or any other  chemical application, may not be recycled. Christmas trees and all other recyclables should be placed out for collection the night before or by 6 a.m. on collection day.

In addition, after January 22 when the sites listed above have stopped accepting Christmas trees and curbside tree collection is no longer an option, residents can still bring their Christmas trees to the Alpha Ridge Landfill, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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