MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 01: Roberto Vega prepares a Christmas tree for customers at the Santa's Garden site on December 01, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Reports indicate a shortage of Christmas trees this year due to supply chain problems and other factors. Because of the issues, the owner of Santa's Garden, John Martinez, who gets his trees from farms in Canada, encourages shoppers to find their Christmas trees early. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Somerset County Park Commission will be hosting a free Christmas tree recycling program until the end of January 2022.

“The Park Commission is pleased to bring back this free, eco-friendly and cost-effective program so residents can easily dispose of their Christmas trees,” said Somerset County Park Commission Secretary Director Geoffrey Soriano in a press release. “Trees will be chipped and shredded into mulch or woodchips and used for plant life throughout the park system, which will help the environment and help the County’s taxpayers save money.”

Drop-off Site Locations
Trees can be dropped off seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Jan. 31, 2022, at the following two locations:

  • Colonial Park Gardens located on 156 Mettlers Road, Parking Lot F, Franklin Township
  • North Branch Park located on 355 Milltown Road at the lighted baseball field, Bridgewater

Christmas Tree Recycling Guidelines

  • Only one tree per family will be accepted
  • Trees must be free of ornaments, wires, netting, and tinsel
  • Wreaths and garlands will NOT be accepted
  • Group deliveries and trees from dealers will NOT be accepted

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