OCRRA offering to recycle Christmas trees for free

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A heap of discarded Christmas Trees left out for recycling collection. (OCRRA)

The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is encouraging people to think environmentally-friendly when discarding Christmas trees.

OCRRA is offering to recycle old trees into garden mulch for free.

Officials with OCRRA said people can drop off trees on any weekday from Wednesday, Jan. 2 until Friday, Jan. 11. Trees can be turned in to the Jamesville Compost Site or the Amboy Compost Site in Camillus from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day, OCRRA said.

Both sites are closed on weekends.

“Bringing your Christmas trees to OCRRA is full circle recycling,” OCRRA Recycling Specialist Dale Cocca said, “Next spring, the trees will be ground into all-natural mulch that residents can use to beautify their landscapes.”

All ornaments, tinsel and other decorations must be removed from the tree prior to drop-off.

More details can be found at the OCRRA website.



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