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Time To Start Thinking About Recycling The Tree (And Electronics As Well)

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(Photo by Ed Fischer) Robin Culverwell
Robin Culverwell has been an editor, reporter and anchor for KYW...
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By Robin Culverwell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – By now, the Christmas tree is up and decorated (hopefully!), but it’s the time to mark your January calendar for recycling — both tree recycling and “e” recycling — as in electronics.

After Christmas, they litter the curbs, waiting to be picked up and either thrown out or, better yet, mulched.

Again this year, the University City District is hosting a day long tree recycling and electronics drop off on Saturday, January 4th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. along Chester Avenue in Clark Park starting at 43rd Street.

The trees are chewed up and used as mulch on a community garden, but what about the electronics?

“All haz mats – heavy metals and things like that – are extracted, and everything is being recycled and no toxic stuff is getting into the environment,” University City District spokesman Seth Budick tells KYW Newsradio.

Budick says they do ask for a $10 donation to take trees and $20 for the old, bulky computer monitors & TV sets.

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