MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Effective immediately, organic Christmas trees may be dropped off at Grapevine Road Recycling Center and South Berkeley Recycling Center, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority announced Monday.
Both centers are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To qualify for acceptance, Christmas trees must be organic, and all lights, 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, according to a news release from Solid Waste Authority Chairman Clint Hogbin.
Each tree will be inspected by the recycling center staff prior to acceptance.
Residents served by Apple Valley Waste Services also can take advantage of a voluntary Christmas tree curbside pickup program in January. The cost for the pickup service is $10 per tree, according to Hogbin.