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From Christmas trees to mulch


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Published on: Friday, December 21, 2012

By Jim Davis

Prince George’s County residents may dispose of their Christmas trees by placing their undecorated trees at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on their regularly scheduled trash collection day.

Residents may also bring their undecorated tree, at no charge, to the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Composting Facility, located at 6601 Southeast Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Trees can also be dropped off at Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center, located at 3501 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

“I encourage you to ‘go green’ this holiday and recycle your Christmas tree,” said Adam Ortiz, acting director of the Department of Environmental Resources. “By recycling your live Christmas tree, you will help to save valuable landfill space and create a valuable resource for landscaping.”

Every tree collected will be shredded and cured into mulch for the DER annual spring mulch giveaway. Last year, more than 168 tons of Christmas trees were collected for recycling.

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