It’s the final week to drop-off discarded natural Christmas trees for recycling in Johnson County.
Sponsored by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, three collection sites to recycle the trees will end on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Approximately 1,700 trees have been collected to date in the program that began the day after Christmas. The program “recycles” the trees, mulching some for use on trails and in landscaping while others will be used to improve fish habitat in district lakes.
The collection sites are:
- the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee;
- the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; and,
- the north side of the parking lot at the Marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter. No yard waste will be accepted — only Christmas trees.
There is no charge for the disposal of trees. The program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, please call 913-888-4713.