Burlington County offering free Christmas Tree recycling

Ornaments and decorations are getting packed away, but some families wonder what to do with their Christmas tree now that the holidays are over.

The Burlington County Commissioners are encouraging residents to bring their live Christmas trees to the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence to be chipped and composted.

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The county’s free “Treecycle” service is offered at the complex Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

The complex cannot recycle artificial, bagged or flocked trees. All stands, lights, tinsel, wires, ornaments and garland must also be removed.

Holiday lights should not be discarded in recycling cans but can also be brought to the Resource Recovery Complex to be recycled.

Several municipalities also offer curbside collection and/or a drop off for discarded trees. Residents should contact their local town to verify when collections occur and any special requirements or restrictions.

Local curbside Christmas tree collection information is available at www.co.burlington.nj.us.

For more information, call (609) 499-1001 or email recycle@co.burlington.nj.us.

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