The holidays are over and Broward County’s annual Chip-a-Tree program has begun. Now through Monday, January 15th you can drop off your tree at a participating park (see list below) where they are chipped and used for landscaping throughout the county park system. Last year Broward County Parks recycled more than 5,000 trees, representing tons of material that would otherwise have gone to landfills.

The program is free to Broward County residents and there is a limit of two trees per vehicle. No decorated or artificial trees will be accepted. No commercial vehicles or garbage trucks are allowed. Plus, you can save some money for a day in the park — the regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fees at the parks that normally charge them will NOT be in effect for recyclers.

REMINDER: Hollywood residents may also place a non-decorated tree out for commingled collection.

Park Locations:
•Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome, 9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City 33024; 954-357-5150
•C. B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines 33028; 954-357-5170
•Easterlin Park, 1000 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park 33309; 954-357-5190
•Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063; 954-357-5198
•Markham Park & Target Range, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326; 954-357-8868
•Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-357-8801
•Snake Warrior’s Island Natural Area, 3600 S.W. 62nd Ave., Miramar, FL 33023; 954-357-8776
•Tradewinds Park & Stables, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek 33073; 954-357-8870
•Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie 33328; 954-357-5130
•T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood 33021; 954-357-8811
•Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie 33330; 954-357-8898
•West Lake Park, 1200 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33019; 954-357-5161

For more information visit: http://www.broward.org/Parks/ThingsToDo/Pages/Chip-a-TreeProgram.aspx