Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sending your Christmas tree out to pasture

Sending your Christmas tree out to pasture

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Give your Christmas tree a proper burial by dropping it off at a recycling center. 

Take off the lights, ornaments and stand, and don't put the tree in a bag (they gum up the machinery).

Bring on the New Year!

  • Hatfield Community Park and Pool. You can leave the trees in a designated area and they will get recycled. Now through the end of January.
  • Upper Providence Township Building, 1286 Black Rock Road. Now through Jan. 28.
  • Upper Providence Compost Site, 1094 Longford Road. Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m. or Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (While you're there, you can also load up some free compost!)
  • Lower Merion Township residents can throw out trees along with their regular trash during the first two weeks of January.  Or drop them at the Public Works Complex, 1300 N Woodbine Ave. in Penn Valley.
  • Abington Township residents can throw out trees with their regular trash Jan. 1-30.
  • Cheltenham Township has designated pick-up days. East of Old York Road: Jan. 16, 17, 24 & 25.  West of Old York Road: Jan. 14, 15, 22 & 23.
  • Norristown residents can throw out trees with their regular trash the second week of January.
  • Upper Merion Township residents can schedule a tree pickup online starting Jan. 2.  Or drop off the tree at 694 W. Beidler Road, King of Prussia on Mon-Thu, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Horsham Township residents can schedule a pickup Jan. 5 or 19.  Call your trash hauler or go online for more information. 
  • Upper Dublin will pick up trees curbside. North of Susquehanna Road, Jan. 9.  South of Susquehanna Road, Jan. 16.  All remaining trees will be collected Jan. 30.
  • Lower Providence will pick up trees curbside on Wednesdays
  • Upper Moreland will pick up trees curbside on Mondays in January and February.

I'll update if I come across any other drop-off sites. 

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