Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Westmoreland County CleanWays Encourages Christmas Tree Recycling

Westmoreland County Cleanways and Recycling would like to encourage everyone to continue the spirit of giving by recycling your live Christmas tree.
After the festivities are finished, you can take your tree to one of many drop-off sites located throughout Westmoreland County. The trees will either be chipped into mulch by the municipalities and used to beautify community parks, or placed in natural areas to provide wildlife habitat.
All locations require that trees are completely bare of decorations when dropped off. This includes any tree bags or wrappings used to transport the tree to the drop-off site.
There is no cost to recycle your Christmas tree, but some organizations hosting tree recycling sites collect donations to fund their own projects such as:
-- Boy Scout Troop 239 collecting trees at Shramm’s Farm and Orchards in Penn Township;
-- The Burrell High School Environmental Club collecting trees at the Lower Burrell Municipal Building; and
-- The Murrysville-Export Rotary collecting trees at the lot adjacent to the Windstream parking lot in Murrysville.
For more information, visit the Westmoreland County Cleanways website.  Questions should be directed to Natalie Reese by calling 724-879-4020 or send email to: nreese@westmorelandcleanways.org.

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