Please be advised that the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees between December 26, 2016 and January 31, 2017.
For the 2016-2017 season, trees can be dropped off at designated areas in the following County Park locations:
Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard., Toms River Township
Cloverdale Farm County Park, 34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat Township
Wells Mills County Park, 905 Route #532, Ocean Township
Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood Township
Beaver Dam County Park, 3430 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant
Jake Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood
Mill Creek County Park, 11 Chelsea Avenue, Berkeley Township
Enos Pond County Park, 330 East Lacey Road, Forked River
Robert J. Miller Airpark, 901 Route 530, Berkeley Township
Freedom Fields County Park, 1160 Route #539, Little Egg Harbor Township
Patriots County Park, 485 Bowman Road, Jackson Township
Stanley H."Tip" Seaman County Park, 120 Lakeside Drive, Tuckerton
A. Paul King County Park, 2 W. Bay Avenue, Stafford Township
Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis, 261 Country Club Boulevard, Little Egg Harbor Township
Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond, 301 Chambers Bridge Avenue, Brick Township
Additionally, Christmas trees are accepted at both the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers year-round during regular business hours (7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday).
Some "Quick Tree Facts" from the National Christmas Tree Association:
* There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas trees in the U.S., much of it preserving green space.
* Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artifical trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
* For every real Christmas tree harvested, up to 3 seedlings are planted in its place the following spring.
* Trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while growing. One acre of Christmas trees supplies enough oxygen for 18 people.
For additional facts and information, visit the National Christmas Tree Association's website:
National Christmas Tree Association