Only four more days to drop off your Christmas tree for recycling.
Thursday is the last day that real trees – minus any lights, garlands, wires or other decorations – can be left at more than two dozen collection locations in Richland and Lexington counties for the Grinding of the Greens program.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful Executive Director Jacqueline Buck says the trees will then be ground into mulch that will be available to the public at two of the drop-off sites.
“This year the locations are at the South Carolina State Farmers Market over on Charleston Highway in West Columbia and again Seven Oaks Park, which is on Leisure Lane over in the Irmo area,” Bucks says, “and we will be giving away free mulch until it's gone.”
She says the mulch will available Saturday morning starting at 8:30.
For more information on locations where you can drop off your tree, you can call 803-733-1139 or check online at www.keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org.