Recycle your Christmas tree at Crozet Park

Thanks to the County and courtesy of our tax dollars:

Albemarle County is announcing its 2007-2008 Christmas Tree Recycling Program, a free program that recycles discarded Christmas Trees that are chipped up into mulch for the public’s use. The County will operate seven sites. The operation dates will be from December 26, 2007, to January 18, 2008. The hours will be 7:00 AM to dark daily. The sites are:

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This program has been in operation since 1988 and has grown to recycle over 2800 trees that yield over 220 cubic yards of mulch annually. Combining forces with the “Charlottesville Curb Side” pick up, the joint programs collected 4000 trees yielding 374 cubic yards of mulch.  This program reduces impacts on the landfill and provides citizens with a place to dispose of a large and cumbersome item. The Darden Towe location is less congested and is suited better for large loads and contract haulers.
If trees are desired for bird and fish habitats, people can pick them up from any of the above recycling centers.  All decorations and tree stands should be removed from the trees, and wreaths with metal framing will not be accepted as part of the program.  Yard waste will also not be accepted as part of the tree recycling program.
According to the City Public Works Department the Charlottesville Curbside pick up will be the week of January 7, 2008 (trees need to be at curb side by 7:00 AM). Shortly after that date the City and County Parks Crews will join forces and chip an estimated 4000 trees at Darden Towe Park.

Free mulch will be available starting February 1, 2008, at Darden Towe Park.  For more information please contact the County Department of Parks and Recreation at (434)296-5844.

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