By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - It's time to get rid of that ratty old Christmas tree in your living room. Conveniently, Franklin County residents have several ways to recycle the trees instead of tossing them into the garbage.
In Greencastle, trees can be dropped off at the Tayamentasachta Environmental Center through noon Saturday, said Director Charles White. Boy Scout Troop 99 once again has volunteered to pick up trees at the curbside in the borough Saturday morning. Trees should be placed at the curb by 8 a.m.
Already, about 500 trees have been deposited at the center, White said.
"If you need a Christmas tree I have a good buy on them," he said. White said the scouts and the center have recycled trees for more than 10 years. Bartlett Tree Experts and Alpine Tree Service have volunteered to chip the trees, which will be used for mulch at the center and other school district properties. "It doesn't fill up the landfill and it doesn't create an eyesore in people's back yards," White said.