1/3/2014 - Park Commission to Recycle Christmas Trees
Somerset County Park Commission will be accepting natural Christmas trees for
recycling from Thursday, December 26, 2013 through Friday, January 31, 2014.
Somerset County residents may bring their tree to Colonial Park, Parking Lot F,
156 Mettlers Road in Somerset, Franklin Township or to North Branch Park, 355
Milltown Road in Bridgewater at the northern end of the parking lot near the
lighted ball field. Both facilities will accept trees from 8:00am to 4:00pm,
seven days a week.
Each family is limited to only one tree that must be free of all ornaments, wires,
netting, and tinsel. Only natural trees will be accepted. Wreaths and garland
will not be accepted as these items cannot be recycled. Deliveries from groups
or dealers will be rejected. Following these guidelines is necessary to
maintain a manageable recycling program.
Trees will be chipped into wood chip mulch which will be used throughout the
park system to mulch plantings. Some chips/mulch will be made available to the
public at each of the drop-off sites at no cost.
For information, call the Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture
Department at 732 873-2459, ext. 21 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with a
hearing or speech impairment, Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:00am to