Merry Mulch Your Holiday Tree

Did you miss the recycling truck? Don’t want to hold on to your Christmas tree until the next yard trim pick-up? Then Merry Mulch your tree  through January 17 and help to conserve landfill space. Please remember to remove tinsel, garland, ornaments, lights, tree stands and plastic bags, etc. The drop-off sites are open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for Merry Mulch signs at the following local spots:

• Kendall Hardware (12260 Route 108)
• River Hill Garden Center (12165 Route 108)

• Cedar Lane Park (5081 Cedar Lane)
• Grandfather’s Garden Center (5320 Phelps Luck Drive)

• Schooley Mill Park (12975 Hall Shop Road)

Don’t worry if it’s past January 17! You can still recycle your tree at the Alpha Ridge Landfill Wood Waste Area, 2350 Marriottsville Road, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Lights and Artificial Trees Please DO NOT put Christmas lights in your curbside recycling bins. Cords damage equipment at the recycling processor. Instead, recycle old, broken holiday lights at My Organic Market (7351 Assateague Drive, Jessup through January 31 and receive a 30% off coupon for energy efficient lighting. Or check out or for where to send old lights for recycling.

Has your artificial Christmas tree “bitten the dust”? Artificial trees with metal components can be recycled in the scrap metal area at the Alpha Ridge Landfill.

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