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Christmas tree recycling program begins for unincorporated Lake County residents

RELEASE DATE: January 3, 2006

TAVARES — Residents of unincorporated Lake County can have their Christmas trees collected on regular trash pick-up dates until Saturday, Jan. 14.

Lake County residents may also use the six residential drop-off centers to dispose of Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge during drop-off center regular operating hours until Jan. 14. The drop-off locations are:

  • Astor - Astor Transfer Station Road
  • Clermont (Loghouse) -10435 Loghouse Transfer Station Road
  • Lady Lake -1200 Jackson St.
  • Paisley - 44225 Spring Creek Road
  • Pine Lakes - 43029 State Road 44, DeLand
  • Lake County Landfill -13130 County Landfill Road, Tavares

The Lake County Department of Environmental Services advises residents to remove all decorations, ornaments, nails and stands before disposing of Christmas trees. Mulch from collected Christmas trees will be available free to residents after Jan. 28 at the Lake County Landfill. The Landfill is open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please be prepared to self-load. Tools and containers are not provided.

Municipal residents are advised to contact their local garbage collector or municipal office for details about Christmas tree recycling.

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