Dept. of Sanitation launches annual Christmas tree recycling effort

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The annual Christmas tree drop off was launched Sunday by the New York Department of Sanitation as part of an environmentally-friendly effort to recycle holiday trees.

The free drop-off simply requires recyclers to strip the tree of lights and ornaments and to bring it to one of the designated locations in any of the five boroughs.

In Brooklyn, recyclers can drop off trees at the Prospect Park site.

News 12 Brooklyn is told that after the trees are recycled, the Parks Department uses the wood chips for tree beds and gardens across the city.

Drop-offs are permitted though Sunday, Jan. 7.

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