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Brooks Announces Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Brooks Announces Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks announced residents can once again recycle their Christmas trees, free of charge, at several locations across the County beginning right after Christmas.  Most drop-off locations will accept trees through the end of January 2014.

“This year, Monroe County is again proud to offer residents several Christmas tree recycling locations across our community, all free of charge,” said Brooks.  “Working together we can all do our part to help preserve landfill space by properly recycling our trees once the Christmas season draws to a close.”

This season, the County’s Ecopark (10 Avion Drive 14624) will also accept Christmas trees, unwanted holiday lights and gift packaging during its operating hours. For Ecopark hours and other recycling alternatives, visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark or call 753-7600 (Option #3).

Christmas trees received at these locations will be ground into wood chips for use as landscape mulch.  Certain drop-off locations may also offer these wood chips to residents for use in their own yards.  Residents who live in the participating municipalities are asked to bring their own containers in order to retrieve wood chips. 

Residents who live in the City of Rochester can place their trees to the curb on the day of their regularly scheduled pickup or bring the tree to one of several drop-off locations.  All Monroe County residents participating in the free Christmas tree drop-off are asked to remove all decorations, plastic bags, wires and nails from trees to avoid damaging mulching equipment.

A list of drop-off locations, scheduled pick-ups, instructions and hours of operation in Monroe County’s 19 towns, 10 villages, the City of Rochester and participating businesses is attached and can also be found at http://www.MonroeCounty.gov.