Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Treecycle Time!

Turn your holiday tree into pine-scented mulch! All you have to do is take that Christmas tree to the curb right alongside your reycling and then poke around the internet and/or local papers to find out the next and nearest mulch-givaway.

Susan Reimer posted the following instructions from the Department of Public Works on her Baltimore Sun blog:

"Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees are yard waste. They are chipped into mulch, a valuable soil covering. Please remove tree stand, tree bags, metal ornament hangers, and all decorations. Cut trees over four feet in half so that the tree will fit into the contractor's truck. Natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees will be collected on your regular recycling day. Put your natural garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees at the curb before 6:00 AM on your regular recycling day or bring your items to any one of our convenience centers. Yard waste is composed of leaves, grass clippings, garden waste, and brush (such as twigs, prunings, and small branches), and small trees (including Christmas trees and wreaths)."

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