For Immediate Release: Dec. 2, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City of Henderson Christmas Tree Recycling Program Promotes Sustainability
Program Runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 12
HENDERSON, Nev.— Henderson residents can give their Christmas trees a new lease on life after the holidays through recycling. Starting Dec. 26 through Jan. 12, 2011, residents can drop their Christmas trees off during normal park hours at any of 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.; or Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Participation in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Christmas tree recycling program is free.
Before dropping off trees, residents are asked to remove all non-organic material such as lights, ornaments, wires, tinsel and nails. These items cannot be recycled and can damage equipment. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department will turn the trees into mulch using a chipper, and the mulch will be used in parks and landscaping around municipal buildings throughout Henderson.
“The Christmas tree recycling program encourages residents to be part of a more sustainable community and significantly reduces the volume of trees destined for the landfill,” said Doug Guild, Parks superintendent, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “People are eager to embrace sustainability principles. In fact, we recycled more than 2,000 trees through the program last year, up from 1,734 in 2008. Henderson residents truly care about their environment.”
For additional information, call 267-4000 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
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, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.