Pickups for Christmas tree recycling to begin Jan. 6


Baltimore City and County residents who wish to recycle Christmas trees can do so by setting them out for curbside collection.

City residents can put their trees out on their second collection day beginning Jan. 6, and sanitation crews will pick them up for recycling. They also can dispose of trees during their neighborhood's monthly clean-sweep day.

The city's Department of Public Works requests that residents remove as much tinsel as possible and set the trees where their garbage is normally collected.

City residents also may drop trees off at collection sites, where the trees will be mulched. Those who wish may receive a bag of mulch in return for their tree.

The collection sites include:

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4, at the parking lot of Westside Skills Center, 4500 block of Edmondson Ave., and Venable High School parking lot across the street from Memorial Stadium, 700 E. 34th St.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5, at the Venable lot and the parking lot of Poly-Western High School, 4600 Falls Road.

Baltimore County residents can set their Christmas trees out for curbside collection starting Jan. 6 in a service that will last through Jan. 17.

Trees must be placed at the curb -- they will not be collected from alleys. Apartment and condominium residents should contact complex managers about their collection location.

During collection times, Baltimore County residents can take trees to be recycled at these sites:

Western Acceptance Facility & Recycling Center at the end of Transway Road, off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe.

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

Eastern Sanitary Landfill & Recycling Center, 6259 Days Cove Road, off the 11500 block of Pulaski Highway in White Marsh.

12th District Highways Shop, Chesterwood Road, off Peninsula Expressway in Dundalk.

Residents bringing trees to the Eastern Sanitary Landfill & Recycling Center may fill their containers with free mulch in exchange.

Information on curbside collection: Bureau of Highways and Equipment Maintenance, 887-3560.

Information on recycling: Bureau of Solid Waste Management, 887-2000.

Pub Date: 12/25/96

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