MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Christmas trees will be accepted at no charge for recycling at drop-off locations at the Grapevine Road and South Berkeley recycling centers, according to Clint Hogbin, chairman of the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority.
The trees can be dropped off Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Hogbin said in a press release. Trees must be organic, and ornaments, tinsel, wire, stands and other decorations must be removed.
"A good rule of thumb is to return the tree to the same natural state in which it was purchased," Hogbin said. "Each tree will be inspected by the recycling center staff prior to acceptance."
The Christmas trees will be ground with other brush debris, and the mulch will be sold to produce income for the recycling program, according to the release. The mulch can be purchased at both the South Berkeley and Grapevine Road recycling centers.