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Pasco County will recycle Christmas trees for mulch through Jan. 9

If your New Year's resolution is to be a little kinder to our planet, you can start with that Christmas tree: Recycle it. Instead of tossing the tree to the curb — where it will get mixed up with the other garbage and shoveled into the county's waste incinerator — you can return your tree to the earth. Pasco County is accepting Christmas trees today through Jan. 9 for chipping into mulch at county parks and other facilities. Officials are hoping for better participation this year: Last year, only 1,424 trees were recycled, down from 2,423 the year before. "I attribute it to the economy," said Jennifer Seney, Pasco County's recycling coordinator. "We'll have to wait and see what happens this year." Seney said people should be sure to remove all tinsel, metal hooks and decorations before dropping their tree off. The resulting mulch provides a fragrant landscaping material for Pasco parks. And the trees are back where they belong.

Christmas trees may be dropped off for recycling during normal business hours through Jan. 9 at the following sites:

• Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson

• John S. Burks Memorial Park, 1322 Gene Nelson Blvd., Dade City

• Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey

• Shady Hills Park, 15840 Green Glen Lane, Shady Hills

• Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41), Land O'Lakes

• Hayes Road Sand Co., 13838 Hays Road, Shady Hills

• Sam W. Pasco Recreational Complex, 9835 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills

• Anclote Gulf Park, 2305 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday

• PAW Materials, 14211 State Road 54, Odessa

• West Pasco Class III site, 14230 Hays Road, Shady Hills

Pasco County will recycle Christmas trees for mulch through Jan. 9 12/25/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 25, 2009 7:52pm]
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