GREENFORD - Green Township residents can recycle cut Christmas trees in the cemetery at the intersection of state Route 165 and Beaver Creek Road beginning today, according to recycling coordinator Janet Schaefer.
The program runs from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31, Schaefer told township trustees last week.
Residents can drop their trees off from 9 am. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Trees for residents from other townships can be recycled at the Canfield Township fire station at 5007 Messerly Road; at the Goshen Township maintenance garage at 12649 Seacrist Road; at the Berlin Township building on U.S. Route 224 in Berlin Center; at the Ellsworth Township fire station on state Route 45; and at the Smith Township building on North Johnson road in Sebring.
All decorations must be removed from the trees.
Green Township residents can also recycle wrapping paper and greeting cards.
That recycling program began on Dec. 1 and will run through Dec. 31. Residents are asked to collect the materials in brown paper bags, removed ribbons and foil wrap and deliver them to the recycling site at 12184 Lisbon-Canfield Road.
Residents of Green Township can also recycle auto batteries, plastic six-pack rings and motor oil at the oil and battery collection point.
Routine recycling is available for aluminum and steel cans, catalogs, cardboard, foam peanuts, glass bottles, household batteries, magazines, motor oil, newspapers, office paper, plastics #1 through #7, plastic grocery bags empty, and telephone books. Cans, glass and plastic should be rinsed thoroughly.
The newspapers are used for animal bedding and Stephanie Coleman, the retiring recycling coordinator, said the Christmas trees are taken to a local lake where they placed under water to enhance the fish habitat.
The recycling center said if anyone needs something for a special project, it can set it aside or try to find it.
The center cannot take cooking glass, water glasses, window glass, hard-bound books, frozen food boxes, window panes, plastic or metal hangers, photographs or Styrofoam.
The Green Township recycling center is open 24/7.