Westminster, Monday, January 6, 2020- Consider giving your tree a second life as compost, mulch or chips to be used later in a garden or in a landscape project.  Trees ground into mulch provide good ground cover that reduces soil erosion, deters weed growth and conserves water in landscaping.

Drop off your Christmas tree at one of the following locations to be recycled and re-used. Before dropping off your tree, remove all non-organic objects, such as lights, wire, tinsel, and ornaments.  Carroll County Government locations are Carroll County Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill and Recycling Center), 1400 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Hoods Mill Landfill, 7901 Kabik Court, Woodbine, the first and third Saturday of the month, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Call 410-386-4550 during inclement weather for operating hours.

Residents living within a municipality are encouraged to contact town and city offices for the Christmas tree pick-up schedule.  Residents living outside incorporated areas should contact their waste hauler to find out if Christmas tree pick-up is provided.

For more information, contact the Carroll County Resource Recovery Park (Northern Landfill and Recycling Center) at 410-386-4550 or Maria Myers, Carroll County Government Recycling Manager, at 410-386-2510.