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The Night Before Christmas

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Christmas Around the World

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Christmas Tree Recycling...

After the Christmas Tree comes down this year, take it to be recycled.

St. Mary's County

Beginning in December 1993, Christmas trees were accepted at the St. Andrews Landfill and Point Lookout State Park free of charge. In December 1994 the seasonal program was expanded to include drop-off locations at all six (6) County operated convenience centers and the St. Maryís River Watershed Park. Typical collection dates are between December 26 and the end of January. Each year, trees left at the convenience centers are collected and ground into mulch on-site. Approximately 15 tons of mulch is generated from the processing the Christmas Trees. Donations of mulch have also been made to the Horticulture Program. Trees can also be dropped off at the signed areas near the park entrances and will be used to provide animal habitats. For specific times and dates contact the Point Lookout Park Service at (301) 872-5688 or the County Solid Waste Manager at (301) 863-8400. Please remove all tinsel, garland and ornaments.

For more information about the County's recycling program, contact the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works & Transportation at (301) 863-8400 or visit the County website

Charles County

Christmas trees must be unadorned and tinsel free. NO PLASTIC BAGS
Drop off locations are available through the 2nd Saturday in January.
(Trees can be taken to the compost facility at the landfill year-round.)

Breeze Farm Recycling Center, Rt. 254, Cobb Island
Wed. 11 am - 7 pm, Sat. 8 am - 4 pm

Pisgah Recycling Center, Rt. 425, Pisgah: Mon.-Sat., 7 am - 7 pm
Ruth B. Swann Park, Rt. 210, Bryans Road: 24-Hour Site

Charles County Court House, Washington Avenue: LaPlata 24-Hour Site
Radio Station Road (across from Laurel Springs Park), LaPlata: 24-Hour Site
Gilbert Run Park Recycling Center, Rt. 6 West, Dentsville
Wed. 11 am - 7 pm, Sat. 8 am - 4 pm

Calvary Gospel Church, Rt. 228, Waldorf: 24-Hour Site
Charles County Landfill, Billingsley Rd. East, Waldorf
Mon. - Sat. 7 am - 7 pm
Pinefield Park, Pinefield Rd., Waldorf: 24-Hour Site
Rt. 205 Park Ní Ride, Waldorf: 24-Hour Site
St. Nicholas Drive (off Smallwood Dr. across from BJís), Waldorf
24-Hour Site

For more information about recycling programs in Charles County, call the Department of Public Facilities at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778 or visit their website at .

Calvert County

For a limited time, the Division of Solid Waste will be accepting Christmas trees at all sites for recycling free of charge through January 31, 2009. After January 31st, all Christmas Trees must be taken to the Appeal Landfill where there will be a fee charged.

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