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Recycle your live Christmas tree!

Tori Sowul, Recycle Utah

Recycle Utah advocates recycling your live and fragrant tree this holiday season. Doing so will save precious landfill space and recycle the tree nutrients back into the ground. Christmas trees will be chipped into mulch for the city and county plantings. Mulch helps conserve water by preventing the soil from drying out. Make sure to remove all decorations, including lights, ornaments, and tassel before recycling or reusing your tree!

Drop-off locations for Park City and Summit County residents include the ‘North 40’ Sports Field off of Kearns Boulevard in Park City, the parking lot opposite the Jeremy Store and Bell’s Sinclair at Silver Summit. Specific drop-off locations will be running Jan. 3 through Jan. 26. The Summit County, Three Mile Canyon Landfill will also be accepting trees at any time. If you want to avoid the hassle of transporting your tree, the Park City Lacrosse Team is offering a pick-up service as a fundraiser. Help support your local lacrosse team and take responsibility for your tree! For more information on the pick-up service, visit http://www.parkcitylacrosse.org/.

Recycle Utah will not accept fake trees so think before you buy! If you have a plastic tree, please reuse — otherwise it sits in the landfill. Christmas lights can be brought to Recycle Utah and dropped off in the electronic waste bin. We will also accept working ornaments to be reused. Enjoy the holidays and visit http://www.recycleutah.org/events/trees/ for more information on tree recycling.

Recycle Utah is Park City’s only nonprofit community drop-off recycling center. For more information please call Recycle Utah at 649-9698 or visit http://www.recycleutah.org.