Cranberry Township residents encouraged to recycle trees

January 5, 2014 by  

As the holiday season comes to an end, people are left wondering what to do with their live Christmas trees. Although there’s always the option of putting the trees out for garbage pickup, there are more environmentally friendly ways of disposing of them.

In Cranberry Township, people will have several options when it comes to getting rid of their trees in a green fashion. Waste Management is collecting the live trees on regular pickup days over the next two weeks.

The company will take collected trees to the Beaver County Recycling Center, instead of sending them to the landfill. To let customers know of the tree pickup schedule and what will happen to their trees, Waste Management could use flyer printing and distribute the flyers to customers – reminding them to recycle them, of course.

Before customers put their trees out for pickup, they need to remove any lights and ornaments. If the trees are taller than six feet, they should be cut down into four-foot pieces before being put out for pickup.

Curbside collection is not the only option for people looking to get rid of their trees. A number of locations in Butler County are also collecting natural trees for recycling. Back to Nature at 840 Mercer Road, offers a solution for people who are slow to take down their holiday decorations, as they will accept undecorated, live trees until the 31st. Senaca Landfill will take trees for recycling until January 31, but charges a $5 fee. Slippery Rock Community Park is also accepting trees until January 11.