Free Christmas tree recycling at 2 county landfills until Saturday

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County Department of Waste Resources officials on Monday reminded residents that two county landfills will accept discarded Christmas trees for recycling only until Saturday. The Badlands Landfill at 31125 Ironwood Ave. in Moreno Valley and the Lamb Canyon Landfill at 16411 Lamb Canyon Road in Beaumont will take trees for free until the end of the week, but after that, disposal fees may apply, and the trees may not be diverted for recycling. According to the county, residents can ensure trees are turned into "nutrient rich" mulch by participating in the agency's curbside pickup program, or taking seasonal firs directly to the landfills. The recycling program involves turning tannenbaums into chips and combining them with food waste from the Smith Correc
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