New York City

NYC Christmas tree recycling program begins Monday

January 4, 2016 Associated Press
A man walks among surplus Christmas trees flanking a sidewalk on Dec. 28 in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
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New York City is beginning its annual Christmas trees recycling program on Monday.

The Department of Sanitation’s “Tree-cycling” initiative runs through Jan. 15.

Residents must remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from the trees before putting them out at curbside.

The trees will be chipped and reused as mulch in city’s parks, community gardens and institutions.

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