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Christmas trees can be disposed of at 6 county sites

The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District will partner with the U.S. Forestry Service to offer county residents an opportunity to discard their old Christmas trees.

The Christmas trees must be stripped of all ornaments and decorations and placed at one the six designated areas:

• Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Proctorville — entrance of State Route 243 across from Romeo’s Pizza;

• South Point Village Hall — parking lot beside police department;

• Coal Grove Village Hall — vacant lot behind hall;

• Village of Hanging Rock — lot next to former police department;

• City of Ironton — vacant ODOT property at junction of U.S. 52 and State Route 141;

• U.S. Forestry — 6518 State Route 93, Pedro.

Signs stating “Christmas Tree Drop Site” will be placed at the locations with area roped off for people to place trees. This is for live trees only. No artificial trees are permitted. The trees will be collected and transported to Lake Vesuvius where they will be deposited for fish habitat.

The collection will run from Dec. 28-Jan. 8.

For more information, contact Dan Palmer, district coordinator, or Stephanie Helms, community outreach/education specialist, at 740-532-1231.