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December 24, 2012

City offering Christmas tree recycling

INDIANAPOLIS — The city's Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Indy Parks, is offering seven drop-off locations in Marion County for residents to recycle their Christmas trees beginning Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.

The city's tree recycling program diverts waste from the landfill and adds mulch to area parks and street trees. Last year, more than 16,000 Christmas trees were recycled through the city's collection program, which is an increase of more than a thousand trees from the previous year. Residents are encouraged to help make Indianapolis a more sustainable city and take advantage of this environmentally-friendly way to dispose of their trees.

Residents are asked to remove all ornaments, lights, tree stands, plastic bags, nails, and other decorations before drop-off. No artificial trees will be accepted. Trees will be accepted at the following locations during normal park hours (dawn to dusk), seven days a week: Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., South lot; Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., west of pool in main parking lot; Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive, MacAllister Center; Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, North parking lot; Riverside Park, 2420 N. Riverside Drive, Tennis court parking lot; Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St., soccer field parking lot; and Northwestway Park, 5253 W. 62nd St., near the recycling bins.

For more information, visit the website at www.indy.gov/sustainindy.

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