For the Weekly Record Herald
MIAMI COUNTY — Oh Tannenbaum! Nothing lights up the holidays like that gorgeous tree — and your tree can have a second life after the season. The Miami County Solid Waste District wants to remind all residents to recycle Christmas trees after Dec. 25.
The Miami County Transfer Station and Recycling Center, on County Road 25-A north of Troy, will collect Christmas trees at no charge from Dec. 26, 2015, through Jan. 19, 2016. Last winter, the county mulched nearly 4,000 pounds of wood.
Some municipal waste haulers will pick up Christmas trees to be delivered to the Transfer Station and Recycling Center. Contact your private hauler to see if there is a charge for pick-up.
Please remember to remove the stand, hooks, plastic bags, and all non-biodegradable ornaments before taking your tree to the curb or the transfer station.
This recycling project assists the county in meeting recycling goals, and helps to beautify public spaces, while keeping Christmas trees out of the landfill.
For more information, contact the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department at 440-5653, or visit miamicounty.gov/solidwaste.