Christmas trees may be recycled locally

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 25, 2007

For those who choose a “real” Christmas tree over an artificial one, the end of the holiday season brings a bit of a problem: what do you do with the tree?

Again this year, the Wayne National Forest and the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District are jointly offering an answer to that question.

Residents may bring their pine trees to one of six designated locations and the trees will be collected and taken to Lake Vesuvius to use as fish habitat.

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The six locations are: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, main entrance across from Romeo’s Pizza, South Point village hall parking lot across from the police station, Coal Grove village hall in the vacant lot behind the building, in Hanging Rock in the lot next to the police department, at the junction of Shawnee Trail and State Route 141 in Ironton and the U.S. Forestry Service office on State Route 93 in Elizabeth Township.

The designated areas will be marked with signs. The tree drop-off is for real trees only, no artificial trees will be permitted. Trees must be stripped of all ornaments and decorations.

The tree recycling program will run Dec. 26- Jan. 10. For more information call the solid waste office at 532-1231.