Christmas tree recycling to aid fish habitat

Published 10:03 am Friday, December 23, 2016

Six drop off locations available

The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District will be partnering with the U.S. Forestry Service to offer residents of the county an opportunity to discard their old Christmas trees. The used Christmas trees must be stripped of all ornaments and decorations, and placed at one of the six designated areas.

Signs stating “Christmas Tree Drop Site” will be placed at each location with ample area roped off for people to place the trees. This is for live trees only, and no artificial trees are permitted.

The trees will then be collected and transported to Lake Vesuvius where they will be deposited for fish habitat.

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The six drop off sites include:

• Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Proctorville, at the entrance off State Street across from Romeo’s Pizza.

• South Point Village Hall, 408 Second St., South Point, in the parking lot beside the police department.

• Coal Grove Village Hall, 513 Carlton Davidson Lane, Coal Grove, in the vacant lot behind the hall.

• Village of Hanging Rock, in the lot next to the former police department.

• City of Ironton, in the vacant ODOT property at the junction of U.S. 52 and State Route 141.

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

The District will be collecting trees from Dec. 27 through Jan. 6. For more information on this and other programs of the Solid Waste District, you may contact Dan Palmer, District Coordinator, or Stephanie Helms, Community Outreach/Education Specialist, at 740-532-1231 or 1-888-565-7888.