Now that the holidays are over it's time to clean up!

Feels like we were just putting everything up and now it's already time to start taking everything down.

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For those who have an artificial Christmas tree, in the box and up in the attic it goes.

The quick and easy clean-up is one of the benefits of having a fake tree.

No pine needles on the floor or sap on your hands.

If you have a real Christmas tree, and you're ready to toss it, the cleanup process is a little more involved.

How do you get rid of it?

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Instead of just leaving it at the curb, the Ocean County Parks Department is asking residents to recycle their trees at one of the many drop-off locations throughout Ocean County.

The trees that are collected are turned into wood chips, according to

It says the wood chips will be used throughout the county for different landscaping projects.

The mulch will also be available to Ocean County residents.

Photo by Lester Hine on Unsplash
Photo by Lester Hine on Unsplash

Here's a list of collection sites...

  • Cattus Island County Park, Toms River
  • Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat
  • Wells Mills County Park, Waretown
  • Ocean County Park, Lakewood
  • Beaver Dam County Park, Point Pleasant
  • Jakes Branch County Park, Beachwood
  • Mill Creek County Park, Berkeley
  • Enos Pond County Park, Forked River
  • Robert J. Miller Airpark, Berkeley
  • Freedom Fields County Park, Little Egg Harbor
  • Patriots County Park, Jackson
  • Stanley H. "Tip" Seaman County Park, Tuckerton
  • A. Paul King County Park, Stafford
  • Atlantis Golf Course, Little Egg Harbor
  • Forge Pond Golf Course, Brick

You have through the 1st week of January to drop off your tree!

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