If you've taken down your Christmas tree (or are putting it off for this weekend), there's one less place for you to bring it for recycling this year. 

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Island Beach State Park will NOT be accepting recycled Christmas Trees this year, according to Patch. You're probably asking "why?" The answer isn't surprising, but it's because of Covid-19. Island Beach State Park says it takes a lot of people to operate the Christmas Tree Recycling program. You can check out the news right from Island Beach State Park's Facebook Page:

Unfortunately IBSP will not be collecting Christmas tress this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Our Christmas tree...

Posted by Island Beach State Park on Monday, January 4, 2021

 

I see no problem with Island Beach State Park trying to keep everyone safe!

And if you're still looking to recycle your Christmas tree (which is awesome), have no fear! You can still do so at plenty of other Ocean County Parks. The National Christmas Tree Association says there are so many benefits to recycling Christmas trees - they're used as mulch, used for parks and playgrounds, paths for hiking trails, and more!

Other organizations across the state are making good use out of recycled Christmas trees as well. So, just because there is one less place you can bring your tree to this year, doesn't mean it won't be recycled at all.

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