Baltimore residents can trade old Christmas trees for mulch

December 29, 1993|By Staff Report

Baltimore City and Baltimore County will pick up discarded Christmas trees in January and offer opportunities for residents to get mulch. County residents will be able to get certificates for pine seedlings.

Baltimore City will collect Christmas trees during a two-week period starting Jan. 3. Residents should put the trees with their trash for pickup on regular collection days.

On Jan. 8 and 9, trees may be exchanged for mulch between 9 a.m and 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium or Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Residents are asked to bring an empty bag for the mulch.

Baltimore County's tree pickup starts Jan. 10. The trees must be left at the curb. They will not be collected from back alleys or during snow emergencies.

County residents who wish to do something useful with their Christmas trees may bring them to one of four county sanitation yards between Jan. 10 and 15 and have the trees ground into mulch.

The county will also give each person a coupon for a free pine seedling provided by the state's "Tree-mendous Maryland" program. The coupons may be redeemed in April.

The four centers are:

* Western Acceptance Facility, at the end of Transway Road, in the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road, Lansdowne.

* Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility, Recycle Way, in the 10300 block of York Road, Cockeysville.

* Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6259 Days Cove Road, off the 11500 block of Pulaski Highway, White Marsh.

* Chesterwood Park Recycling Center, Chesterwood Road and Peninsula Expressway, Dundalk.

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