Recycle those Christmas trees, here's how in Allegheny County

Written by Doug Oster on .

This is a 22 foot tall Christmas tree in Forest County. Read about how the Songer family puts it up and takes it down here.
If you don't have anywhere on your property to recycle your Christmas tree, here's a list of places to drop yours off. They should never be sent to the landfill.

The Allegheny County Department of Parks is again offering its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program this holiday season.  Residents of the county can drop off their Christmas trees beginning on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 through Saturday, January 19, 2013 at all nine regional parks during regular hours of operation (dusk to dawn).

All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees prior to drop-off.  The trees will be mulched and used in Allegheny County’s nine regional parks.

Trees may be dropped off from dawn to dusk at the following locations in each of the nine county parks:

Boyce Park – Parking lot by the wave pool

Deer Lakes – Parking lot by Veterans Shelter

Harrison Hills – Parking lot at the intersection of Chipmunk & Cottontail Drive

Hartwood Acres – Parking lot at the mansion

North Park – Parking lot at the swimming pool

Round Hill – Parking lot between Meadow & Alfalfa Shelters

Settler’s Cabin – Parking lot by the wave pool

South Park – Parking lot at the swimming pool

White Oak – Parking lot by Poplar Shelter

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