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Date:
December 23, 2016
For More Information Contact:
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043
Brooks Rushman, Troop 8 Committee Chair, 402-416-9781

City Tree Recycling Service Begins Dec. 25

Boys Scouts to help City recycle trees

The City will provide holiday tree recycling service from Christmas Day through Sunday January 15 at these seven sites:

This is the 30th year for the City's tree recycling program, the oldest program of its kind in the state. Over the past 29 years, the City has recycled about 229,575 trees. The program is a collaboration between the City Solid Waste Operations Division in the Public Works and Utilities Department and the City Parks and Recreation Department.

Boy Scout Troop 8 is offering to pick up trees and transport them to a City recycling site. Pick up dates are Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and 15, and the service is offered in these zip code areas: 68502 through 68508, 68510, 68512, 68516, 68521, 68522 and 68526. Trees should be placed at the curb by 9 a.m. for pickup. The service is free, but donations are appreciated. To schedule a pickup, contact Troop 8 at scouting4trees.org or 402-965-1458.

Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 South Folsom Court, will donate grinding services beginning Monday, January 16 and offer tree mulch on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning Saturday, January 21.

Residents also can check with their refuse haulers to see if they offer a tree collection day. For more information on the City recycling program, visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.


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