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Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Tree Recycling Program And Revised Garbage Collection Schedule
Department of Public Works, Parks, and Streets to collect Holiday/Christmas trees for mulching
Expanding upon the city’s recycling program, Mayor Byron W. Brown has announced an additional effort to properly dispose of any naturally grown Christmas tree in the City of Buffalo. The collection is scheduled to last from January 5th to January 9th on regularly scheduled garbage day. This will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to reduce costs associated with taking the trees to landfills. Sixty dollars is saved for every ton recycled.
To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees out on their curb (preferably un-bagged) before a scheduled garbage pickup. Although they are scheduled on the same days, trees will be picked up separately from garbage, so city residents should not be concerned if they are left behind after garbage removal.
In the wake of this weekend’s snowstorms, regularly scheduled garbage collection this week will take place one day after the regularly scheduled collection date (e.g., today’s collection will occur tomorrow, Tuesday, December 23rd and on into Saturday). Next week, Thursday’s (1/1/09) garbage will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s (1/2/09) garbage will be picked up on Saturday.
In addition to the one-week tree pick-up, the City is also offering drop-off opportunities at three locations in the city from December 26th to January 17th. These locations are as follows:
1120 Seneca Street
These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
After their collection, all trees will be brought to Lardon Construction, Inc a registered composting facility. Some of the natural mulch produced by Lardon Construction will be donated to Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, an organization that has helped to maintain community gardens at over sixty sites in Buffalo.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios