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 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.
- Chagrin River Park (Reeves Road entrance & Erie Road entrance)
- Chapin Forest Reservation (east entrance/Rt. 306)
- Concord Woods Nature Park
- Erie Shores Golf Course
- Girdled Road Reservation (south entrance/Radcliffe Rd.)
- Grand River Landing
- Gully Brook ParkHelen Hazen Wyman Park
- Hidden Valley Park
- Lake Erie Bluffs (Lane Road entrance)
- Lakeshore Reservation
- Penitentiary Glen Reservation
- Veterans Park
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 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:
- Firestone Metro Park / Little Turtle Pond: 2400 Harrington Road., Akron
- Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood Area: 4955 Townsend Road., Richfield
- Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance (rear parking lot): 2077 Newton St., Akron
- Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park / South Main 2 Lot: 5531 S. Main St., Green
- Sand Run Metro Park / Treaty Line Area: 995 Treaty Line Road., Akron
- Silver Creek Metro Park / Big Oak Area: 5199 Medina Line Road., Norton
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