Recycled trees help the parks |

Recycled trees help the parks

Douglas County Parks and Recreation, together with South Tahoe Refuse, is offering a Christmas tree recycling program to the public. The Parks Division chipped just over 3,000 tress last year, with the majority of those chips going toward erosion control at Kahle Community Park. Help reduce the impact on the landfill space and participate in this community-wide program.

Two ways are offered to recycle Christmas trees

1. Trees may be placed next to trash cans on normal pickup days through Jan. 10 at Lake Tahoe. Neighbors who do not have trash pickup may place their trees with those who do. Due to cost limitations the free pickup of trees will only be offered during the dates indicated.

2. Trees may be dropped off through Jan. 31 at one of the following collection sites at Lake Tahoe: Zephyr Cove Park on Warrior Way or Kahle Community Park, Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50.

To protect workers and equipment remove tinsel, lights, nails and stands from trees before dropping them off. Flocked trees will not be accepted because they will gum up the chippers.

For more information contact Douglas County Parks and Recreation at (775) 782-9835.

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