Several community organizations take either old lights or live Christmas trees and keep them out of the landfill.
TOLEDO, OH — As the holiday season draws to a close, it’s now possible to dispose of your old Christmas trees and Christmas lights in an environmentally friendly way. Several community organizations take either old lights or live Christmas trees and keep them out of the landfill.
of city of toledo There are old tree return locations throughout the city until January 31st.
- Jermaine Park on Upton Avenue and North Cove Boulevard
- Lavigne II Park on Dearborn Avenue
- Detwiler Park on Manhattan Boulevard and Summit Street
- Bowman Park on Jackman Road south of Glanzman Road
All collected trees are ground into mulch by forestry crews.
There are additional options like African Safari Wildlife Park In Port Clinton, trees will be cut down until January 7th to feed the zoo animals.
ever since Wildlife park with over 400 animalsdirector Kelsey Keller said trees make delicious treats and happy animals.
“[We]typically drive through 200 to 300 trees in the winter, and that seems like a lot,” says Keller. “But when there are 400 or more animals, he is not one tree for each animal.”
She added that nothing goes to waste when it comes to trees.
“Any part of the tree that they don’t eat, sometimes they leave big pieces of the trunk. Those are taken out into our compost,” Keller said. Use:
A Stanford University study found that Americans litter 25% more between Thanksgiving and New Years. Calculations show that this additional waste equates to approximately 1 million tons of extra waste per week. So while cities and parks recycle your trees, AIME Cycling in Toledo Owner Jeff Norden can take care of old and broken Christmas lights.
“We remelt the copper and reuse the plastic coating,” says Norden. “Some old light bulbs contain mercury, so we try to trap it and prevent it from being released into the atmosphere.”
Anyone can take an old broken Christmas light to a Genoa bank branch. AIM E-cycling Please put it out during lobby business hours and put it in the recycling. The collection runs until his January 14th.
And the number of collections so far is impressive, says Norden.
“We have collected £865,” he said. “Shout out to everyone in Sylvania, that £380 came from a place in Sylvania.”
All of these recycling options are free.
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