County opens Christmas tree drop-off sites

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will once again recycle natural Christmas trees, using some to mulch trails and others to improve fish habitats at Shawnee Mission Park.

Trees may be dropped off for free through Jan. 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the northeast corner of the marina parking lot at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road. Trees also will be accepted at Heritage and Kill Creek parks in Olathe.

Trees must have wrappers removed and be free of decorations, especially “icicles,” mylar, shiny plastic or aluminum items. Yard waste will not be accepted.

The county recycled more than 2,500 trees last year.

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