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2011 Media Releases

February 1, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Gene Hanlon, Recycling Coordinator, 402-441-7043
Scott Hofeling, Hofeling Enterprises, 402-432-0806

Tree Mulch Now Available

Christmas tree mulch is now available free of charge to Lincoln residents at Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 South Folsom Court. This year, the Christmas tree recycling program collected about 10,000 trees. Since the program began in 1987, the City has recycled more than 196,645 trees.

"I want to thank residents for recycling their trees again this year," said Gene Hanlon, City Recycling Coordinator. "The success of the tree recycling program depends on community cooperation and the support of several other organizations."

This is the third year that Hofeling Enterprises has donated grinding services for the trees deposited at the seven collection sites in the City. Members of the Lincoln Solid Waste Management Association collected trees at the curb, and the City Parks and Recreation Department set up and monitored the collection sites.

Hofeling Enterprises will continue to distribute tree mulch during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis while the supply lasts.

The City's Christmas tree recycling program is the oldest in the state. Citizens who have questions about the tree recycling program can call the recycling hotline at 441-8215, or visit

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