That live Christmas tree you’re adoring soon will be ready for recycling. Here’s what to do after you take off the decorations:
Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, will recycle Christmas trees through Jan. 31. Trees, cleaned of all decorations and tinsel, can be dropped off at five locations:
• Little Turtle Pond at Firestone Metro Park, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron.
• Brushwood Area at Furnace Run Metro Park, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield Township.
• Main entrance, Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron.
• Treaty Line Area of Sand Run Metro Park, 995 Treaty Line Road, between Merriman Road and North Portage Path, Akron.
• Big Oak Area of Silver Creek Metro Park, 5199 Medina Line Road, Norton.
Visitors can look for signs that identify each drop-off area in the above parking lots. The park district typically gets about 2,000 Christmas trees, which it turns into mulch and uses in the parks.
For information, call 330-867-5511 or visit www.summitmetroparks.org.
Akron: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Barberton: Leave at curb with trash on Mondays in January.
Bath Township: Leave small trees with regular trash for pickup. Trees more than 4 feet tall must be cut and tied.
Boston Heights: Leave by the roadside until Jan. 21.
Copley Township: Leave at curb before 7 a.m. Jan. 7.
Cuyahoga Falls: Leave at curb Dec. 31-Jan. 5 or Jan 7-11.
Fairlawn: Drop off at designated site near the Fairlawn compactor at 3294 Fairlawn Service Drive, off South Smith Road, through January.
Green: Place at curb on regular trash days, or leave trees out by 6 a.m. Jan. 5 and Jan 12 for recycling. Residents also can take trees to the city’s recycling center, 5383 Massillon Road, from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Hudson: Leave at curbside by 7 a.m. on scheduled pickup days (by quadrants) from Jan. 7 to Feb. 1. Residents of private lanes must place trees at curb of the nearest public street.
Macedonia: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Mogadore: Residents should contact individual trash haulers.
Munroe Falls: Leave at curb by 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3.
Northfield: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Northfield Center Township: Leave at roadside on regular trash days.
Norton: Drop off at Mulch Makers, 3307 Clark Mill Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Peninsula: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Reminderville: Leave at curb on regular trash days. Trees should be cut into 4-foot sections.
Richfield: Leave at curb through January. Residents should call the road department at 330-659-9201, ext. 5, to make sure trees are picked up.
Richfield Township: Place on tree lawn through January.
Sagamore Hills Township: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Silver Lake: Leave at curb Jan. 2-18.
Springfield Township: Residents are urged to dispose of trees at Metro Parks locations. Trees may also be taken to Woodland Mulch, 2194 E. Waterloo Road, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, or Earth ’n Wood, 2436 Arlington Road, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.
Stow: Take trees for recycling to 5070 Stow Road, across from Silver Springs Park, through the end of January. Trees will be chipped into mulch that will be made available free to Stow residents.
Tallmadge: Residents should take trees to Brimfield Aggregate, 4200 Sunnybrook Road, Brimfield Township. It is open year-round.
Twinsburg: Leave at curb on regular trash days through January. Trees also may be left at a designated site at Gleneagles Golf Club, 2615 Glenwood Drive, during daylight hours.
Private haulers: A number of private haulers and landscaping companies will recycle trees. Some charge for the service. Residents should contact private haulers for instructions.
For information, call Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District at 800-678-9839 or go to www.timetorecycle.org.
Alliance: Trees should be cut and bundled in 4-foot pieces and left at curb on regular trash days.
Brewster: Leave at curb Jan. 2-14.
Canal Fulton: Leave at curb on Wednesdays during January. Trees also may be dropped off any time at the city’s Street Department, 950 Water St., behind the garage.
Canton: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Canton Township: Drop off behind the township garage, 4711 Central Ave. SE, throughout the year.
Jackson Township: Drop off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at site on Fulton Drive, west of Jackson High School, throughout the year.
Lake Township: Drop off at the recycling station, 1505 Midway St. NW, from dawn to dusk daily.
Lawrence Township: Leave at roadside from Dec. 31 through Jan. 11. Residents also may take trees to Township Garage No. 2, 12649 Orrville Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Louisville: Drop off any time at the township garage, 4915 N. Nickelplate St., Nimishillen Township, at the north entrance closest to the railroad track.
Marlboro Township: Drop off behind Township Hall, 7344 Edison St. NE, through January.
Massillon: Procedures for tree disposal have not been determined.
Navarre: Leave on tree lawn Jan. 2-25. Also, residents can take trees to the trash bin at the wastewater treatment plant on Hudson Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays or 8:30 to 11 a.m. weekends and holidays.
Nimishillen Township: Drop off any time at the township garage, 4915 N. Nickelplate St., at the north entrance closest to the railroad track.
North Canton: Leave at curb on regular trash days. Tops should be cut off so trees are no taller than 6 feet.
Perry Township: Drop off at the Road Department, 1500 Jackson Ave. SW, until Jan. 31.
Plain Township: Drop off at Fire Station No. 4, 2855 Easton St. NE, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Jan. 13. Yard waste also will be accepted.
Any county resident can take trees to the Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, Westfield Township, from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Brunswick: Leave at curb on regular trash days. If trees are over 6 feet, they should be cut in half.
Lodi: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Medina: Leave at curb through Jan. 8.
Seville: Residents should contact individual trash haulers.
Wadsworth: Place trees at curb until Jan. 31.
Aurora: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Garrettsville: Leave on tree lawn during January.
Hiram: Leave by the roadside during January.
Kent: Leave at curb Jan. 7-18. Also, Kent residents can drop off trees at the yard-waste transfer site on Plum Street any time.
Mantua: Leave at curb in January. Trees over 4 feet should be cut in half.
Ravenna: Leave at curb through January.
Streetsboro: Leave at curb for pickup Jan. 2-18.
Private haulers: A number of private haulers and landscaping companies will recycle trees. Some charge for the service. Residents should contact private haulers for instruction.
For information, call the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District at 800-678-9839 or go to http://www.timetorecycle.org.
Creston: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Dalton: Leave at curb through early January.
Doylestown: Leave unbagged trees at curb for pickup by 7 a.m. Jan. 7.
Orrville: Leave on tree lawn for pickup Jan. 7-11.
Rittman: Leave at curb on regular trash days.
Wooster: Leave at curb on regular trash days.