Trees, wrapping paper, other holiday items can be recycled

January 05, 1995

Now that the holidays are over, the Carroll County government is urging residents to take advantage of recycling for trees, wrapping paper, boxes and other items.

Recyclable items include nonmetallic wrapping paper, cardboard boxes, greeting cards, No. 1 and No. 2 plastic bottles, glass and aluminum cans.

Items can be picked up by trash haulers or brought to the Recycling Center at Northern Landfill on Route 140, Westminster, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Hoods Mill Landfill also is open for recyclables from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Christmas trees may be taken to the nearest drop off point in the county.

Trees will be ground into mulch, which is available free from the landfills.

Residents will receive a coupon for a free seedling after dropping off trees.

All ornaments and tinsel must be removed from trees before leaving them for recycling.

Christmas trees may be dropped off at these sites:

* Mount Airy: Curbside pickup Jan. 11 or drop off at Prospect Park through January.

* Taneytown: Curbside pickup Jan. 7 or drop off at Memorial Park Recycling Center through January.

* Hampstead: Drop off any time at Route 88 and Dogwood Lane through January.

* Manchester: Drop off any Saturday in January at Water Street and Christmas Tree Park.

* Westminster: Curbside pickup through Jan. 31 (East side on Mondays and west side on Wednesdays), or drop off at the lot behind the city maintenance shop through March 15.

* New Windsor: Curbside pickup Saturday and Jan. 14 or drop off at Geer Lane.

* Sykesville: Town picks up trees curbside, hands out coupons and takes trees to Recycling Center today and Jan. 12.

* Union Bridge: Drop off at Horseshow Pits at the Community Center through January.

* Northern Landfill: Drop off any time during normal operating hours.

* Hoods Mill Landfill: Drop off Saturdays only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

* Piney Run Park: Drop off any time before March 1 in the grassy area outside the gate. Coupons can be picked up at the park office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Information: Recycling Office, 857-2633.

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