Here's how to recycle your tree after Christmas:
THE PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY GOVERNMENT
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
For Immediate Release: December 09, 2008
Contact: Linda Lowe, (301) 883-5952
Prince George’s County Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Program
LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Waste Management Group (WMG) will provide free Christmas tree collection and drop-off services for all County citizens and residents for recycling of their live Christmas trees.
To participate in this program, residents with yard waste collection service should place their undecorated Christmas trees at curbside before 6:30 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day from December 26, 2008 through January 15, 2009. Residents may also bring their undecorated trees, at no charge, to the Prince George’s County Yard Waste Recycling Facility at Western Branch or to the Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center through January 31, 2009.
The Yard Waste Recycling Facility, located at 6601 Southeast Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro will accept one Christmas tree per vehicle, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Brown Station Road Public Convenience Center, located at 3501 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, will accept Christmas trees (with no limitations) Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“This is an eco-friendly way to dispose of your Christmas trees,” says Charles W. Wilson, DER director. “Every tree that is collected will be shredded and cured into mulch for our annual Mulch Giveaway event that is held in the spring.” Last year, DER’s Waste Management Group (WMG) collected over 420 tons of Christmas trees for recycling.
For more information on Christmas tree recycling, call WMG’s Recycling Team at (301) 883-5045. For information on your yard waste collection day, call WMG’s Collection Team at (301) 952-7630.
Joseph H. Pollard
Constituent Services Aide
Office of Council Member Marilynn M. Bland
Council District 9
(301) 952 3479