The City Recycling Office reminds residents to pick up a flyer from retailers about the annual tree recycling program while shopping for a tree this holiday season. The flyer contains a map listing the City's seven tree recycling sites and dates the trees will be accepted for recycling. The collection of trees will end Sunday, January 9.
This is the 24th consecutive year for the City's tree recycling program. It is the oldest program of its kind in the state. Over the last 23 years, the City has recycled more than 182,217 trees.
The Solid Waste Operations Division of the Public Works and Utilities Department and the Parks and Recreation Department work together to offer this service to residents. Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 South Folsom Court, will be donating grinding services again this year. Residents can obtain tree mulch at no cost from Hofeling Enterprises, on a first-come first-served basis, starting January 10.
More information on the City's tree recycling program can be found by contacting the recycling hotline at 441-8215 or by visiting the City website, lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle).