Christmas Tree Recycling Back for 2012 Holiday Season
Nutley, NJ – Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli, Director of Public Works, in collaboration with Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announced today that Christmas trees will once again be picked up curbside from January 2nd through January 11th, weather permitting.
“This “Treecycle” initiative is an important one,” said Commissioner Scarpelli who also oversees Greenutley initiatives for the Township. Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. When chipped and used for ground cover, the cover can help against erosion, compaction and protect plants from repeat freezing and thawing,” Commissioner Scarpelli added.
Tress should be place at curbside with the stands or nails, tinsel, ornaments, lights and any other decorations removed. Please remove trees from plastic bags; trees in plastic bags will not be taken. Artificial trees cannot be recycled. This “Treecycle” program is a Greenutley initiative
“We estimate that almost 4,000 trees were recycled last year and kept out of the solid waste stream,” said Commissioner Tucci. “Since trees are 100% biodegradable it makes sense to save on disposal costs by mulching and composting our Christmas trees.”