MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — ‘Tis the season – to think about recycling that tree. Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority Chair Clint Hogbin has some ideas:

“Starting Monday the 27th, the Monday after Christmas, we will start taking Christmas trees for free from the public. All we ask you to do is try to return it as best you practically can back to its natural state.”

That means trying to remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights and garland before turning that tree over to be recycled.

Hogbin notes the schedule will be altered a bit at Berkeley County recycling facilities ahead of Christmas:

“The recycling centers will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day this year. That’s a little different than in the past,” according to Hogbin.

Hogbin was a guest Monday on Panhandle Live. You can hear the full interview on our Panhandle Live Facebook page or on Spotify.

Panhandle Live is heard weekday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. on The Panhandle News Network.