Horry County, Myrtle Beach and other towns announce natural tree drop-off locations

jrodriguez@thesunnews.comDecember 26, 2013 

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Mountain-grown Fraser firs are piled together at Helms Christmas Tree Farm in Vale Thursday, November 21, 2013. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

TODD SUMLIN — tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

— ‘Twas the days after Christmas, your house filled with glee; Horry County wants you to think about what to do with your fresh Christmas tree.

“Grinding of the Greens” is a program where the county will accept your natural Christmas tree – with lights, tinsel and decorations removed – and recycled into free landscaping mulch for county residents. The county asks that wreaths not be included in this recycling effort.

The program runs until Jan. 23, which is well after Jan. 6, the day of the Epiphany. That is the feast day Christians celebrate God the son as the human Jesus Christ and traditionally when Christmas trees are supposed to come down.

Based on your location, the following are natural tree pickup days for various areas in Horry County:

Myrtle Beach, Conway, Surfside Beach and Loris

Residents may place trees on the curbside for pickup.

Myrtle Beach

Residents can also visit 10th Avenue North behind Myrtle Waves to drop off their trees.

Aynor

Residents may place trees behind Town Hall.

North Myrtle Beach

Residents may leave trees curbside from Jan. 2-20, or visit the following drop-off locations: Cherry Grove’s public parking lot at Ocean Boulevard and Shorehaven Drive; Crescent Beach’s parking lot across from the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center, 1030 Possom Trot Road; Ocean Drive public parking lot on the northeast side of Main Street between Ocean Boulevard and Hillside Drive; or Windy Hill parking lot at 38th Avenue South and Seaview Street.

Horry County

County residents outside city limits may visit any of the 24 Solid Waste Authority’s Recycling and Convenience Centers located throughout the county.

Contact JASON M. RODRIGUEZ at 626-0301 or follow him at Twitter.com/TSN_jrodriguez.

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