Scrooge Not, But Burlco Is Recycling Christmas Trees

A discarded tree is being ground up after Christmas 2010. (Photo by David M. Warren/Inquirer Staff Photographer)

An estimated 33 million evergreens are sold at Christmas every year.  While many municipalities pick up of the discarded trees, some are cutting back on the service.  

Medford Township, wrestling with a huge budget deficit, is one of the towns that eliminated curbside pick-up this year.  Residents must take their trees to the town garage Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.  (or Thursday until 7 p.m.)   

If that's inconvenient, the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex in Florence/Mansfield Townships will accept the trees, free of charge.  The hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7-2 (except New Year's Eve).   

All tinsel and decoration must be removed, as the trees will be ground up and composted.

Flocked and artificial trees are not welcome.

But don't be a Scrooge.  It really is not time.  Enjoy the glow a little longer. 

More details on the county's recycling can be found here: