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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!
POSTED: 11/29/2004
 
Post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees are again being accepted by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in two park locations.

Trees will be collected from Dec. 26 and through Jan. 17 during regular park hours, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the northeast corner of the parking lot at the Marina at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, and at the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe.

In 2003, more than 4,500 trees were "recycled." Some of the trees will be mulched for use on trails and in landscaping while most will be used to improve fish habitat in Shawnee Mission Park.

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.

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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