Now that Christmas trees have fulfilled the purpose of providing holiday cheer, Carroll County Government wants to give trees a second life as compost, mulch or chips.
Carroll County Government invites citizens to drop off their old Christmas trees at two locations to be recycled and re-used in gardens or landscape projects, according to a county news release.
Trees free of lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and other non-organic objects can be brought to Carroll County Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill and Recycling Center), 1400 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or trees can be dropped off at Hoods Mill Landfill, 7901 Kabik Court, Woodbine, the first and third Saturday of the month, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 410-386-4550 during inclement weather for operating hours.
“Trees ground into mulch provide good ground cover that reduces soil erosion, deters weed growth and conserves water in landscaping,” the release reads.
Residents living in municipalities are encouraged to contact their town and city offices for the Christmas tree pick-up schedule, the release states. Residents living outside incorporated areas should contact their waste hauler to find out if Christmas tree pick-up is provided.
For more information, contact the Carroll County Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill and Recycling Center) at 410-386-4550 or Maria Myers, Carroll County Government Recycling Manager, at 410-386-2510.