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Posted on: December 23, 2016

Make the Holidays Greener: Recycle Trees and Electronics

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 23 – Rockville’s recycling program can help households cut down on refuse and have a greener holiday.

The city collects holiday trees as part of its regular recycling collection and takes them to the Montgomery County Recycling Center, where they become mulch. The mulch is available year-round and can be picked up, for free, at the center, at 16105 Frederick Road, next to the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station.

Place trees at the curb for pickup on regular recycling days after removing all ornaments and metals, wires, stands and decorations, including tinsel. Trees should not be bagged. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and should be dismantled and placed in the gray refuse cart for regular weekly collection. Artificial trees that are too large to fit in the cart can be collected by appointment as one of six bulk collections allowed per year, or taken to the transfer station.

Are you giving (or receiving) new electronics for the holidays? Rockville collects and recycles electronics, such as cell phones, computers, televisions and holiday lights.

For more information on recycling and refuse service and holiday tree collection, or to make a bulk collection or electronics recycling collection appointment, call 240-314-8568 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-refuse.

For more environmental tips throughout the year, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/environment.

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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