Downstate state parks accept Christmas trees for recycling

Once the time comes to dispose of your natural Christmas tree, there is a way to have it recycled. 


The Delaware Department of Natural Resources says Christmas trees, once they are cleared of lights, ornaments and tinsel, will be accepted at state parks in Sussex and Kent counties.  These include Killens Pond State Park, Cape Henlopen State Park, and Trap Pond State Park.

New Castle County citizens may take their used trees to yard waste disposal sites at Polly Drummond Hill Road and at Routes 13 and 72.

A $2.00 for each tree is accepted to defray costs.

The tree recycling program, which mulches the trees for use on park walkways and for other purposes, is in its 17th year.  It lasts until January 27th, 2011.

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