The City Recycling Office reminds those buying fresh Christmas trees to pick up a flyer on the Christmas Tree Recycling Program from local retailers. The flyer includes a map of the seven tree recycling sites across the City which will accept trees from Sunday, December 25 through Sunday, January 8:
This is the 30th year for the program, which is the oldest of its kind in the State. In the first 29 years, Lincoln residents 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.
Hofeling Enterprises will donate grinding services and offer free tree mulch on a first-come, first- served basis, beginning Monday, January 16.
Boy Scout Troop 8 will pick up Christmas trees in specific zip codes and transport them to a City recycling site. For more information on their collection effort, go to www.scouting4trees.org or call 402-965-1458. Residents may also contact their refuse haulers regarding tree collection. For more information about the tree recycling program, visit recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.