By Kelsey Musick
Some Zionsville residents keep the holiday spirit alive into the new year by leaving their Christmas tree up as long as possible. Eventually, the tree must come down and the decorations put away. For residents wishing to dispose of live trees, the Town of Zionsville offers various options.
From Jan. 7 through Jan. 18, Ray’s Trash Service will pick up one Christmas tree per household curbside at no extra cost as part of the town’s regular trash pickup schedule. Trees taller than 4 feet must be cut in half. Households with more than one Christmas tree must call and schedule a pickup with Ray’s Trash Service at 317-539-2024. A fee is charged for additional trees.
Live trees also can be dropped off at Boone County Resource Recovery, Earth and Turf Partners, LLC., and GreenCycle. Trees must be bare and without plastic bags, tinsel, ornaments, twine or other decorations.
Boone County Resource Recovery, at 985 South U.S. 421, will take trees for a $2 fee during business hours. Earth and Turf Partners, LLC., at 5095 West 106th St., will take trees dropped off for recycling for no fee, with donations accepted for Zionsville Professional Firefighters Local 446. GreenCycle, at 4227 Perry Worth Rd., also will take trees dropped off for recycling for no fee.
Trees that are recycled at either Earth and Turf Partners, LLC. or GreenCycle will be turned into mulch.