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January 11, 2013

Post-Christmas trees get starring role

BUTLER, MERCER COUNTIES — The holidays may be over but don't be quick to toss out that natural Christmas tree.

There's still time for a truly green post-holiday glow.

Here are the options:

■ Grove City Borough is collecting residents' trees for mulching at its neighborhood playgrounds on Terrace, Stewart and Rainey avenues, and Greenwood Drive, and McConnell and Union streets at least through January.

The trees will be mulched for the use of residents - along with compost - which is stored at the recycling area off of Greenwood. Trees will not be picked up by the borough if left on the curb. Info: 724-458-7060, ext. 105.

■ You can also take trees to Shenango River Lake and let them serve as fish habitat.

In an effort to increase habitat nesting and protective structures for fish, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Shenango River Lake is asking local communities in the area to support this project.

Only natural trees, with all decorations removed, will be used.

Trees with decorations and garland still attached can't be accepted.

Trees can be dropped off at the Shenango Recreation Area boat launch parking lot, 492 W. Lake Road, Transfer (adjacent to the Shenango Campground).

A section of the parking lot will be designated for dropoffs.

Call Kyle Kraynak, park ranger at 724-646-1124 or e-mail Kyle.Kraynak@usace.army.mil

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In Butler County, Christmas trees can be recycled at:

■ Slippery Rock Community Park, 320 N. Main St., Slippery Rock.

Trees must be free of all decorations and will be accepted through Jan. 13. For more information, call 724-794-8180.

■ Back to Nature, 840 Mercer Road, Butler.

Trees must be free of all decorations and will be accepted through Jan. 31.

Pickup is also available for a fee depending on the location.

For more information, call 724-287-7921.

■ Contact the Butler County Department of Recycling and Waste Management about Christmas tree pickup at 724-284-5305 or visit www.recyclebutler.us

■ Residents can call the office of the municipality where they live to see if their garbage service includes tree pickup.

For instance, Tri-County Industries' agreement with Grove City Borough allows anything to be left at the curb for pickup, including trees.

However, surrounding townships served by Tri-County would have to call the company for a pre-paid pickup based on the size of the tree.

Info: 724-748-4705.

Published Jan. 5, 2013, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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