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Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees

The Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling from Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North Branch Park, at the lighted baseball field, 355 Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Both facilities will accept trees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

Each family is limited to only one tree that must be free of all ornaments, wires, netting, and tinsel. Only natural trees will be accepted. Wreaths and garland will not be accepted as these items cannot be recycled. Deliveries from groups or dealers will be rejected. Following these guidelines is necessary to maintain a manageable recycling program.

Trees will be chipped into wood chip mulch which will be used throughout the park system to mulch plantings. Some chips/mulch will be made available to the public at each of the drop-off sites at no cost.

For information, please call the Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department at (732) 873-2459, ext. 21 or the Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing and/or speech impairment, Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information on Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

 

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