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Recycle your real Christmas tree from December 29 - January 16

Posted Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division is offering free Christmas Tree Recycling at the Main Facility for a limited time. County residents may bring their real trees on the following dates at no charge:

DECEMBER 29, 30, 31
JANUARY 2
JANUARY 5 - 9
JANUARY 12 - 16
7am- 3:30pm

The Main Facility is located at 28 County Services Road off Hwy. 64, six miles west of Pittsboro. After January 16, Christmas trees will be accepted Monday - Friday for regular yard debris rates ($20 per ton with a $2 minimum).

IMPORTANT! Please be sure to remove ALL decorations, tinsel, bulbs, wire, bolts, stands, and pots. Do not bring artificial trees, which you should consider donating to an organization or place them in the Swap Shops at the Collection Centers if they are still in good condition.

Old Christmas tree lights can be recycled at any of the County's E-Cycle stations. E-Cycle stations are located at all 12 Collection Centers (decal required) and the Main Facility (no decal required). Working lights also can be placed in the Swap Shop at the Collection Centers.

Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable resource and North Carolina is one of the top producers in the country. By recycling your real tree at the end of the holiday season, you are extending your tree's useful life. All trees collected will be ground into mulch and sold in the spring.

Don't forget about other holiday recycling options. Wrapping paper, gift bags, gift boxes, and greeting cards can be recycled in the mixed paper bin, but remove all ribbons, bows and foil.

Aseptic and gable top containers (cartons from milk, broth, soup, juice, etc.) can also be recycled in the mixed paper bin. Residents should save used vegetable oil from holiday cooking and pour it into the cooking oil recycling tank at any of our 12 Collection Centers (decal required) or the Main Facility (no decal required). Used cooking oil is recycled locally into biodiesel.

Electronics of all sizes can be recycled at the Main Facility, Monday through Friday from 7am – 4pm (no decal required). Smaller electronics (TVs smaller than 25†and other electronics weighing less than 50 pounds) can be recycled at any of the 12 Collection Centers (decal required).

For additional information on holiday recycling, contact the Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 919-542-5516.

Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling
919-542-5516
recycle@chathamnc.org

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