Thursday, December 14, 2017
News Roundup

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

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