The City will accept holiday trees for recycling at seven sites through Sunday, January 8. The tree collection sites are:
Hofeling Enterprises has donated grinding services, and the tree mulch will be distributed free to Lincoln residents beginning Monday, January 9. 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 24 years, the City has recycled an estimated 196,645 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 the City website at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov.