Residents Recycled a Total of 144 Christmas Trees

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Despite the rainy weather, residents actively participated in this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling event, which took place earlier this month, recycling 144 live Christmas trees and shredding over 5,000 pounds of paper.

Stats collected showcase that the event continues to be a holiday tradition and community favorite. This event not only helps preserve the environment but also further beautifies our city by using the recycled trees as mulch, repurposed in parks and trails throughout Palm Coast.

Residents were encouraged to recycle their live Christmas Trees (decorations removed) in exchange for a FREE 3-gallon tree. The trees provided in exchange are native species of Florida with easy care and will flourish into mature trees throughout our community. The species included were: Juniperus Silicicola: Southern Redcedar and Ilex Cassine: Dahoon Holly.

Since 2005, the City of Palm Coast has been recognized as a Tree City USA for its continued efforts in promoting environmental improvements of tree care for citizens, offering a comprehensive community forestry program, and sponsoring an Annual Arbor Day event.

On-site paper shredding was another service that was provided at this year’s event and was undoubtedly a popular request.

Free paper shredding is currently offered twice a year, at both the Christmas Tree Recycling and Arbor Day events. Acceptable Items to shred include: documents, staples, paper clips, spiral notebooks, expired credit cards, checkbooks, and folders with small prongs and small amounts of metal/plastic. All shredded materials are recycled, with the ink and color removed to produce new paper towels, tissues, etc.

To take part in the next paper shredding service, bring your paper goods to the Arbor Day event scheduled for May 4, 2024, at Central Park in Town Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information on upcoming events in the City of Palm Coast, please visit palmcoast.gov/events.

By Flagler County Buzz

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