For the 29th year, the City will offer the public an opportunity to recycle their holiday trees. Trees will be accepted from Christmas Day through Sunday, January 10 at these seven sites:
This year, Boy Scout Troop 8 is offering to pick up trees and transport them to a City recycling site. The service is available on December 26 and 27 and January 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 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.
Residents also can check with their refuse haulers to see if they offer a tree collection day.
This is the 29th year for the City's tree recycling program, the oldest program of its kind in the state. Over the last 28 years, the City has recycled about 217,500 trees. The effort 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, 2200 South Folsom Court, will again donate grinding services. Residents can obtain tree mulch at no cost at Hofeling Enterprises on a first-come, first-served bases beginning Monday, January 18.
More information on the City recycling program is available at recycle.lincoln.ne.gov or by calling the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.