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Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Northeast Ohio

Includes locations in Parma, and Lake and Medina counties
Posted at 2:48 PM, Dec 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-29 09:36:23-05

CLEVELAND — After the holidays, instead of throwing your real Christmas tree to the curb or in the trash, you can opt to have it recycled. Since Christmas trees are biodegradable, they can be reused as mulch for composting, and in some places, as food for animals.

Stearns Homestead in Parma
The farm will be collecting unpainted Christmas trees for its goats and sheep. Residents are asked to remove all tinsel and decorations. Trees can be placed in the front pasture next to the south parking lot. The last day to drop off Christmas trees is Jan. 15. Click here for more info.

Lake County
Lake Metroparks offers Christmas tree recycling drop-off locations in parks throughout the county. Residents are asked to remove all decorations before placing them in designated tree bins, which are available until Jan. 22.

Medina County
Residents can drop off their Christmas tree at the Medina County Solid Waste District Residential Yard Waste Drop area located at 8700 Lake Road in Seville. Re

Summit County

Summit Metro Parks has been collecting Christmas trees since the 1970s, using them for mulch in its parks. Christmas trees that are cleaned of all decorations, garland and tinsel can be dropped off at the following locations through Jan. 31:

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