Center takes used Christmas trees for recycling

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The Oldham County Recycling Center will be giving new life to local Christmas trees. The center will be accepting trees to chip into mulch that will be used by the county.

“It’s something the judge and fiscal court approve of because it’s environmentally friendly,” Director of Oldham County Solid Waste and Recycling Linda Fountain said.

Five recycled trees create approximately 35 pounds of mulch, according to a press release from the department. The Oldham County Road Department will chip the trees, creating the landscape-quality mulch. That mulch will then be used on walking trails, in flowerbeds and around trees, Fountain said.

The recycling center will be accepting undecorated trees through January 31. Residents can drop trees off in the designated spot in the center’s parking lot across from Oldham County High School at 3943 Jones Drive.

--Staff report