Dec 28, 2018
The gifts are opened, the wrapping paper
has been recycled, and the tree is dropping needles like crazy. This can only
mean one thing: it’s time to recycle your live Christmas tree.
“Recycling your live Christmas tree
pays off in three ways,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “Keeping it out of the
landfill saves precious landfill space, recycling your tree is cheaper for your
town than disposing of it as trash, and ACUA recycles live trees into mulch,”
ACUA estimates that in 2018, over 500
tons of trees were collected as yard waste and recycled.
Please follow these guidelines when
recycling your tree:
- Trees should be free of lights and decorations, including
- Trees do not have to be bagged
- Flocked trees are acceptable for collection and composting
ACUA will collect live Christmas trees
with regular yard waste collections in the following towns:
- Buena Vista
Township (Select areas)
Egg Harbor City
- Hamilton Township
- Weymouth Township
If ACUA does not pick up yard waste in
your area, please contact your town's Public Works Department.
Trees can also be brought to ACUA for
disposal. Check www.acua.com for hours of operation.
Please follow the same guidelines as
for curbside collection, removing tinsel, lights and decorations. Trees do not
need to be bagged and flocked trees are accepted for composting.
more information, visit www.acua.com.