For Immediate Release: Dec. 20, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Offers Free Holiday Tree Recycling
HENDERSON, Nev.— The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department encourages residents to give their holiday trees a new lease on life through recycling. From Dec. 26 through Jan. 16, 2012, residents can drop their holiday trees off during regular park hours at six Henderson locations: Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St.; Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Dr.; Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Dr.; Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.; Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Participation is free.
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 cause damage to chipping equipment. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.
The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will chip the trees into mulch onsite. The mulch can then be used in parks and landscaping around Henderson municipal buildings.
“We recycled 3,605 holiday trees last year, which is a strong indication that Henderson residents are taking sustainability very seriously,” said Doug Guild, Parks superintendent, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “We are also reaching out to holiday tree lots to encourage them to consider recycling leftover trees. Doing so not only saves them money, but it also helps to greatly reduce the number of trees that might end up in the landfill.”
For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com/parks.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 53 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 65 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.