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Date:
December 28, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043
Scott Hofeling, Hofeling Enterprises, 402-438-8733

City To Recycle Trees For 24th Year

The City will accept holiday trees for recycling at eight sites through Sunday, January 9. The tree collection sites are:

Hoefling Enterprises has donated grinding services, and the tree mulch will be distributed free to Lincoln residents beginning Monday, January 10. The mulch is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 2200 S. Folsom Court on a first come, first served basis.

The City Recycling Office reminds residents recycling their trees to remove plastic bags used for transport and put them in trash cans at the recycling sites. All nails, wires and tree stands must be removed.

The City of Lincoln began offering the tree recycling program in 1987 to keep large quantities of trees from going to the landfill. Lincoln's tree recycling program is the oldest of its kind in Nebraska. In the last 23 years, the City has recycled an estimated 186,645 trees.

For more information on the tree recycling program or the City's recycling program in general, call the Recycling Hotline at 441-8215 or visit the City website, lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recycle).


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