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INDIANAPOLIS– The city’s Department of Public Works and Indy Parks has begun accepting live Christmas trees for recycling at several locations. 

Marion County residents can drop off trees that are free of ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and other decorations through Jan. 31. Each of these parks have designated drop-off sites:

Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave.

Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St/

Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive.

Gustafson Park, 3110 Moller Road.

Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road.

Northwestway Park, 5253 W. 62nd St.

Perry Park, 451 E. Stop 11 Road.

Riverside Park, 2420 E. Riverside Drive.

Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St.

The Indianapolis live-tree recycling service recycles trees for sustainable landscaping resources, such as mulch and soil blends.

“The true service that we’re providing here is giving people an opportunity during this time where they’re looking get rid of a large disposable item that they have a place centrally that they can drop that off and keep it out of the landfill,” said Benjamin Beasley, communications chief for Public Works. “That’s really the most important part of this program.”


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