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Reduce and reuse: Recycle your Christmas tree

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Trees dropped off at Twin Lakes boat ramp in Pickens County. (Dec. 26, 2011/FOX Carolina) Trees dropped off at Twin Lakes boat ramp in Pickens County. (Dec. 26, 2011/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

If you and your family picked out the perfect pine-scented Christmas tree this holiday season and aren't sure what to do with it now that the holidays are over, don't worry, Greenville County has you covered.

Greenville County is offering a convenient way to recycle your real Christmas trees after the holidays with it's the annual "Grinding of the Greens" event sponsored by the Greenville County Solid Waste Division and Recycling.
 
Real Christmas trees are 100 percent biodegradable; meaning they can be ground into mulch, which will be available, free of charge to the public at the Twin Chimneys Landfill.
 
According to the release, if you take you recycle your tree, precious landfill space will be preserved.

Trees must be free of debris including ornaments, tinsel, ribbons and lights to be recycled. If you have any questions on 'Grinding of the Greens', you can call 243-9672 for more information.

For directions and more information on where to drop off the trees check out the following websites for locations and hours:

http://www.greenvillecounty.org/Solid_Waste/residential_waste.asp

http://www.greenvillecounty.org/Solid_Waste/pdf/grinding_of_the_greenslocations.pdf 

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