Now that the holidays are over, residents are packing up their stockings and tree trimmings and storing them for next year but what about your Christmas tree?
Both and townships offer free curbside pickup for tree disposal and are currently going throughout the townships' neighborhoods daily for any tree pickups.
According to Marple Township Manager Anthony Hamaday, the trees are picked up separately from regular trash and will be recycled to the county composting facility.
"What we'll do is collect them at the yard we will chip them up, and we will make some of that material available to the residents," said Hamaday at a commissioners meeting on Jan. 9. "So, nothing will go into the waste room."
Newtown will also take their picked-up trees to the county composting facility for recycling. However, the township building reminds residents to put out their trees for curbside pickup now as curbside pickup will end in a week or two.
If you missed curbside pickup, you can drop your tree off at the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority on 2300 Concord Road & Incinerator Rd., in Chester. There is a designated drop-off location at the county compost farm available for residents on the same day (third Wednesday of each month January through September), where they can drop off shrubs, twigs, tree trimmings no larger than 4-inches in diameter or bundles no larger than 4-feet. Farm hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proof of residency will be required.
Compost is available at the Marple Transfer Station, which is located at Marpit Dr. and Sussex Blvd. in Broomall. This site is open, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.