By Jacqui Ricchiuti
The live Christmas tree that you have in your home will soon be ready for recycling! Here is a list of what to do after you take off the beautiful decorations and get ready for 2015!
Summit Metro Parks will recycle Christmas trees through January 31. Trees, cleaned of all decorations and tinsel, may be dropped off at five locations:
- Little Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron.
- Brushwood Area at Furnace Run Metro Park, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield Township.
- Main Entrance (near the rear parking lot, near sled hill) at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron.
- Treaty Line Area of Sand Run Metro Park, 995 Treaty Line Road, between Merriman Road and North Portage Path, Akron.
- Big Oak area of Silver Creek Metro Park, 5199 Medina Line Road, Norton.
Visitors are to look for the signs that identify each drop-off area in the above parking lots. The park district typically gets about 2,000 trees, which it turns into mulch for the parks. For more information, call 330.865.8065 or visit www.summitmetroparks.org.
Akron- Leave your tree at the curb on regular trash days.
Barberton- Leave at curb on designated days by wards: Wards 5 and 6- January 12; Wards 1 and 4- January 13; and Wards 2 and 3- January 14.
Boston Heights- Leave by the roadside on Mondays through January.
Copley Township- Leave at the curb before 7 a.m. on January 5.
Fairlawn- Drop off at designated site near the Fairlawn compactor at 3294 Fairlawn Service Drive, off South Smith Road, any time.
Green- Place at curb on regular trash days or leave trees out by 6 a.m. January 3 and January 10 for recycling. Residents may also take to the city’s recycling center, 5383 Massillon Road, from noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Hudson- Leave at the curbside by 7 a.m. on scheduled pickup days (by quadrants) from January 12- February 6. Residents of private lanes must place trees at the curb of the nearest public street. For schedule go to www.hudson.oh.us and enter “mulch” in the search box for more information on the Merry Mulch Program.
Macedonia- Leave at the curb on regular trash days. City residents may also leave trees on the brush pile at 9000 Valley View Road.
Mogadore- Residents should contact individual trash haulers.
Munroe Falls- Leave at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on January 14.
Hope you had a happy holiday!