Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recycle your Christmas tree and lights

Want a greener option for your Christmas tree once its lifecycle in your home is over? Neither the City of Noblesville or the Parks Department have a Christmas Tree Recycling program, so residents should be aware that discarded Christmas trees placed at the curb will be picked up by trash trucks and go to the landfill.

However, there are plenty of places to recycle your tree in and around Noblesville. GreenCycle Landscape will be collecting Christmas trees beginning Monday, January 3 and continuing through February. It’s free, and residents can simply bring their tree to GreenCycle during business hours (Monday through Friday 9AM-4PM) and drop it off. GreenCycle will then chip the trees into mulch. Please be sure that trees are stripped of all lights, wire, ornaments, garland and tinsel.

GreenCycle is located at 2695 Cicero Road (State Road 19), halfway between 196th and 206th St. Visit www.greencycle.net or call 773.3350 for more information.

The Fishers Parks Department is also collecting Christmas trees for recycling. Trees can be brought to one of three parks: Cumberland Park, 10580 Cumberland Road, Roy G.Holland Park, One Park Drive, or Brooks School Park, 11780 Brooks School Road, beginning December 26 and continuing through January. Be sure trees are stripped of all lights, wire, ornaments, garland, and tinsel. Visit www.fishers.in.us/parks or call 595.3150 for more information.

If you have strands of broken Christmas light sets, don’t pitch them, because those can be recycled too. Residents can simply take them to the Hamilton County Hazardous Waste Center, where they will be taken to a facility that will grind them up and separate and recycle the compounds. The Center is located at 1717 Pleasant Street, just west of the 4-H Fairgrounds, from 8AM-5PM Tuesday –Friday and Saturday 8AM-1:30PM. Call 776.4005 with questions.

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