Ditch your tree responsibly

Santa has come and gone, and if you’re ready to take down your Christmas tree, you can begin recycling it.

The Johnson County Recycling District will recycle real Christmas trees residents through Jan. 11.

Trees can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood (by the baseball diamond)
  • Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds, in the grassy median close to the Purdue Extension Office, 250 Fairground St., Franklin
  • Indian Creek Intermediate School, 1000 S. Indian Creek Drive, Trafalgar, (southwest corner by the football field)
  • McCarty Mulch, 100 Bluffdale Road, Greenwood.

Look for signs designating recycling area. Trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, ornaments and bags. For more information, contact the Johnson County Recycling District at 317-738-2546.

If you live in a city or town, here is how you can get rid of your tree:

  • Greenwood will remove trees from curbs. Trees should not be bagged, and all ornaments and tinsel should be taken off.
  • Whiteland’s street department will remove trees from curbs in front of houses.
  • New Whiteland asks that residents cut trees into sections no longer than 4 feet before placing them on the curb. One tree per home will be accepted through the end of January.
  • Edinburgh will pick up trees from curbs.
  • Franklin residents can put trees between the sidewalk and the street on designated trash days. Trees should be cut into 4-foot sections.