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.

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


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