Recycle the Holidays: Trees Make Great Mulch

Wrapping Paper Can Also Be Recycled Rockville, Md., Dec. 21 – Rockville offers a way to keep the holidays alive in your yard year-round. The city collects holiday trees as part of its regular recycling collection. Trees are taken to the Montgomery County Recycling Center where they become mulch. The mulch is available year-round and can be picked up, for free, at the center, at 16105 Frederick Road, next to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. Residents should place cut trees at the curb for pickup on regular recycling days after removing all ornaments, wires, stands and decorations, including tinsel. Trees should not be bagged. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and should be dismantled and placed in the gray refuse cart for regular weekly collection. Artificial trees that are too large to fit in the cart can be collected by appointment as one of six bulk collections allowed per year, or taken to the transfer station. Wrapping paper and cardboard can be placed in the recycle cart. Lids on carts should be closed so that rain, ice or snow does not get in. For more information on recycling and refuse service, holiday tree collection, or to make a bulk collection appointment, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-refuse or call 240-314-8568. For more environmental tips throughout the year, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/environment. MEDIA CONTACT: Marylou Berg Director of Communication 240-314-8105 mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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