Monday, December 28, 2020

DCP offers Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas is here! It’s time to gather around the tree and unwrap gifts with our friends and loved ones. What do you plan to do with your tree after Christmas has passed? After the holidays, most real trees make their way to the curb to be hauled off to the landfill. You may be thinking, they’re biodegradable so what’s the problem?  When organic waste, like a live tree, breaks down in a landfill, it does so without oxygen. In this process, methane is released. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas with a 100-year global warming potential 25 times that of CO2. In an effort to keep trees out of the landfill, Darke County Park District is offering Christmas tree recycling once again. Collection begins December 26 th through  anuary 16 th . Drop your tree off at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 St. Rt. 502 W. Greenville, OH. Trees will be shredded to replenish mulch on the park district’s walking paths. 

Some trees are also used to provide enrichment in the form of perching options and shelter in the  enclosures for the birds of prey.

DCP is accepting natural trees only, no greenery or wreaths, and no flocked trees (fake snow). Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, and lights. No plastic bags. For more information call 937-548-0165.

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