Christmas tree recycling in Broome County

By Erika Mahoney

Christmas tree recycling in Broome County

December 20, 2013 Updated Dec 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Do you know where to bring your Christmas Tree once you're ready to take it down? Broome County residents can take their Christmas trees to three different drop-off locations this year for free.

Grippen Park in Endicott will accept trees from Dec. 26 through Jan. 6.

The New York State Department of Conservation in Kirkwood will accept trees between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The sub-office is located at 1679 Route 11.

The Broome County Landfill in Binghamton will accept trees at the residential drop-off area from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. The landfill is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The landfill is located at 286 Knapp Road.

Make sure to remove all decorations from the tree. The trees are recycled into mulch or compost. Some of the trees will even be spread along hiking trails.

Residents with municipal or private curbside service should contact their garbage hauler directly for information on that type of pickup.