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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!
POSTED: 12/05/2003
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will again accept post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees. In 2002, more than 4,000 trees were "recycled."

Some of the trees will be mulched for use on trails and in landscaping while some will be used to improve fish habitat in Shawnee Mission Park.

Trees will be collected at two sites beginning Dec. 26 and running through Jan. 17 during regular park hours, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No yard waste will be accepted - only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations; particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic, or aluminum.

For the northern part of the county, Christmas trees may be left in the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Marina at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. For those in the southern part of the county, trees will be accepted in Heritage Park Marina parking lot, accessible through the park entrance at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe.

There is no charge for the disposal of trees. This program is funded in part by the proceeds from a JCPRD employee recycling program. For additional information, call (913) 888-4713 Voice or (913) 831-3342 TDD only.

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