FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Local residents can bring their natural Christmas tree to Colonial Park for recycling from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. 

The Somerset County Park Commission will accept trees at, Parking Lot F, 156 Mettlers Road between the hours of 8:00 am to 44:00 pm seven days a week. 

Each family is limited to only one tree that must be free of all ornaments, wires, netting, and tinsel. Only natural trees will be accepted. Wreaths and garland will not be accepted as these items cannot be recycled. Deliveries from groups or dealers will be rejected. Following these guidelines is necessary to maintain a manageable recycling program. 

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Trees will be chipped into wood chip mulch which will be used throughout the park system to mulch plantings. Some chips/mulch will be made available to the public at each of the drop-off sites at no cost. 

For information, please call the Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department at 732 873-2459, ext. 21 or the Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing and/or speech impairment, Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:00am to 3:00pm. 

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