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PaperChristmas Trees

You don't have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels on your roof to become a better steward of the environment. You can start by recycling paper, cardboard – even your Christmas tree.

You may dispose of newspapers, magazines, catalogs, office paper and cardboard in several recycling bins, available at the following locations during regular park hours:

Cascade Valley Metro Park / Oxbow

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Firestone Metro Park / Tuscarawas Meadows

Firestone Metro Park / Warner Road

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance

Gorge Metro Park / Main Entrance

Sand Run Metro Park / Lone Spruce

Sand Run Metro Park / Old Portage

Sand Run Metro Park / Wadsworth

Towpath Trail / Memorial Parkway


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Christmas Trees
Live Christmas trees – cleaned of all decorations, garland and tinsel – can be "recycled" December 26 through January 31. Look for the small signs that identify drop-off locations in the following areas:

Firestone Metro Park / Little Turtle

Furnace Run Metro Park / Brushwood

Goodyear Heights Metro Park / Main Entrance

Sand Run Metro Park / Treaty Line

Silver Creek Metro Park / Big Oak

On average, more than 2,000 trees are collected each year. The resulting mulch is spread out near trailheads or used to create landscaping compost.

Officials estimate the park district has chipped more than 80,000 Christmas trees into mulch since the early 1970s.


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Did You Know?

Good Wood
Wood from the black cherry tree is used to make furniture, cabinets and musical instruments.

Go, Buckeyes!
Deep Lock Quarry is home to more Ohio buckeye trees than any other Metro Park in Summit County.

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