County ready to grind Christmas trees to mulch for use in park and landfill

January 05, 1993

The county Department of Utilities will collect Christmas trees during regularly scheduled curbside trash pickups until Jan. 16.

If the trees are longer than 4 feet, they must be cut in half and tied together, utilities spokeswoman Jody Vollmar said.

County residents can recycle their trees by taking them to drop-off points where they will be shredded into mulch.

The mulch will be used at Quiet Waters Park and the Millersville Landfill.

Trees can be dropped off at the Glen Burnie Convenience Center on Dover Road, the Millersville Landfill or Quiet Waters between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17. They also can be left at the Sudley Landfill in South County on Jan. 9 and 17.

To be recycled, the trees must be cleaned of all tinsel and other ornaments, Ms. Vollmar said. Last year, the county recovered 75 tons of trees.

If residents would like to recycle their trees and take the mulch home, they can take their tree to the Homestead Garden Center in Davidsonville until Jan. 10. Because the county Department of Public Works has lent Homestead Garden its mulching equipment, the service is free to the public.

The garden center is located at Routes 214 and 424.

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