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Date:
December 22, 2014
For More Information Contact:
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043

City to Recycle Trees for 28th Year

The City will accept trees for recycling at seven sites from Christmas Day through Sunday, January 11. The tree collection sites are:

Hofeling Enterprises has again donated grinding services, and the tree mulch will be distributed free to Lincoln residents beginning Monday, January 19. 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 27 years, the City has recycled an estimated 217,700 trees.

For more information on the tree recycling program or the City's recycling program in general, call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215 or visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov.


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