Do you hear that?

That's the sound of the Christmas music coming to an abrupt stop and life kind-of-sorta getting back to normal.

The holiday season came flying through the Hudson Valley at lightning speed, landing this weekend and leaving just as quickly. Now that the holidays are over, people are slowly but surely taking down their cheerful Christmas decorations.

If you were one of the many owners of a real Christmas tree this holiday season, and you're getting ready to take the tree down for good, you can participate in a time honored tradition in Sullivan County.

In a press release The Sullivan County Government Center is asking for residents to recycle their Christmas trees. Sullivan County residents can bring their Christmas trees to the Sullivan County Recycling & Transfer Station where they will dispose of your holiday cheer for free.

Not only will they  be taking your tree off your hands for you, but they will also be using it to better Sullivan County. Trees that are donated for disposal will be turned into mulch that will be used for landscaping and keeping local parks well kept.

District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, who is also chair of the Legislature’s Public Works Committee, said "This is a great opportunity to be a part of a Holiday tradition in Sullivan County, knowing that your tree beautified our communities and will continue to bring value and enjoyment to people who live and visit here."

For more information about recycling your Christmas tree you can visit the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling's website or call them at 845-807-0290.