Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco opens sites for Christmas tree recycle

Pasco County's popular Christmas tree recycling event is happening again this year. There is no charge for tree drop-off. Trees will be chipped and made into mulch for landscaping purposes. Mulch disintegrates into the landscape and helps build structure in the soil and breaks down more rapidly than a tree buried in a landfill. Last year, the program recycled 1,084 trees — the equivalent of putting 1 acre of trees back into the ground, according to the county.

Until Jan. 5, the following locations will be open for tree drop-off:

• Veterans Memorial Park

14333 Hicks Road, Hudson

• Anclote Gulf Park

2305 Baillie's Bluff Road, Holiday

• Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey

• Elsie Logan Memorial/Shady Hills Park

15840 Green Glen Lane, Spring Hill

• West Pasco Class III site

14230 Hays Road, Spring Hill

• Land O' Lakes Community Center

5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes

• Wesley Chapel Regional Park

7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel (north end at Overpass road)

• John S. Burks Memorial Park

1322 Gene Nelson Boulevard, Dade City

• Sam W. Pasco Recreational Complex

9835 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills

Pasco opens sites for Christmas tree recycle 12/27/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 27, 2013 2:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Gov. Rick Scott could soon be the all-time king of line-item veto


    2016: $256,144,027

    2015: $461,387,164

    2014: $68,850,121

    2013: $367,950,394

    2012: $142,752,177

    2011: $615,347,550

    Only once has Scott used the line-item veto sparingly. That was in 2014, the year he ran for re-election, when he removed a paltry $69 million from the budget.

    Gov. Rick Scott waves a veto pen at The Villages in 2011.
  2. Rays morning after: An up-and down day for Jose De Leon


    Rays RHP Jose De Leon had a busy Monday - getting called up to join the Rays for the first time and making his way from Pawtucket, R.I., to Boston and the flying to Texas, working 2 2/3 eventful innings to get the W in the 10-8 victory over the Rangers, and then getting optioned back to Triple-A.

    Jose De Leon follows through in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, on May 29, 2017.
  3. Resignation of communications director Dubke could signal more changes within White House staff


    WASHINGTON — Mike Dubke has resigned as White House communications director, a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday, in the first of what could be a series of changes to President Trump's senior staff amid the growing Russia scandal.

    President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 29, 2017, during a Memorial Day ceremony. [Associated Press]
  4. Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day


    ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

    Brittany Jacobs, left, watches as her 6-year-old son Christian Jacobs meets President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in 2011. [Associated Press]
  5. Florida education news: Budgets, discipline, charter schools and more


    BUDGETING: Florida school district officials keep a close eye on their spending plans as they await word on the Legislature's budget. Gov. Rick Scott