Recycle your Christmas tree
December 27, 2010 ·
You may still be enjoying your Christmas tree this week, but when you're ready to take it down, there's a green way for residents in and around Charleston to dispose of their trees.
Used live Christmas trees can be dropped
off Saturday, Jan. 8, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Capitol Market in downtown Charleston.
The state Department of Environmental
Protection and the Division of Natural Resources are sponsoring the 6th annual
tree recycling event as a way to keep the trees out of landfills and to
encourage people not to dump them on the sides of roads.
The DNR will use the collected trees to
create fish habitats at the bottom of lakes and streams throughout West Virginia.
Last year, close to 450 trees were dropped
off at the Capitol Market.
Those who donate
trees will receive a free gift and can register for prizes.