Without the lights, decorations and wonderful evergreen scent, the real Christmas tree you just took outside is just an image of what it was last week.
But if you want to give it new life, take it to one of Lancaster County's convenience sites.
It's called treecycling and the county public works department is teaming up with its counterparts at the city of Lancaster to cut down on holiday waste.
"Recycling is a pattern of habit than anything else," said Darin Robinson, county public works director.
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