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City of Henderson to Give Holiday Trees a New Lease on Life Through Recycling

December 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051

Henderson, Nev. – The city of Henderson encourages residents to give their holiday trees a new lease on life through recycling. From December 26, 2013 through January 16, 2014, residents can drop off their live holiday trees during regular park hours at seven Henderson locations:

• Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.
• Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego St.
• Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.
• Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.
• Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
• Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
• Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.

Participants are asked to remove all non-organic material from their trees, including lights, ornaments, wires, tinsel and nails. These items cannot be recycled and could damage chipping equipment. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be recycled.

The city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will chip the trees into mulch. The mulch will be used in parks and landscaping around Henderson municipal buildings, and made available for free to residents on January 4, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd. and January 11, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa del Fuego St. Participants should bring their own shovel and container.

The number of live holiday trees recycled by the Henderson community has more than doubled in the five years the city has offered the program, from 1,734 trees in 2008 to 3,751 trees in 2012.

For additional information, call (702) 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes). Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

 

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