Trees of Christmas past can be recycled

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The West Central Solid Waste District would like to encourage Putnam, Parke and Montgomery county residents to recycle their real Christmas trees for free from Dec. 26 to Jan. 30,.

Your old tree can find new purpose as a fish and wildlife habitat, erosion control or mulch for flower beds and other trees. Just don't wrap your tree in plastic.

Participants can deliver their trees to several locations within the counties:

-- Putnam/Greencastle Yard Waste Site: Just past the County Highway Dept./DePauw University Nature Center on 2363 S. County Road 200 West.

-- Lieber State Park Recreation Area: The office parking lot near the park entrance on 1317 W. Lieber Rd., State Road 243.

-- Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area: Nine miles east of Rockville on U.S. 36, follow the signs through the park.

-- Rockville Lake Park: 828 N. Marshall Road to the main park entrance, look for the sign a half-mile south of entrance.

-- Crawfordsville: Yard Waste Drop-off Site, E. Market St. to 1109 N. Whitlock Ave., follow to the dead end.

Persons who want to use one of these trees on their property may call the district office in Greencastle at 653-2150 or 800-211-2750.

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