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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2010 Archives > December 2010 > Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Tree Recycling

Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Tree Recycling

Contact: Peter K. Cutler
             (716) 851-4841

Department of Public Works, Parks, and Streets to Collect Holiday/Christmas trees for Mulching

Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced an additional recycling effort to properly dispose of any naturally grown Christmas tree in the City of Buffalo. The collection is scheduled to last from January 3th to January 7th on regularly scheduled garbage days. The process 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 will be saved for every ton recycled.

To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees on their curb (preferably un-bagged) before a regularly scheduled garbage pickup. Although 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 addition to the one-week tree pickup, the city is also offering drop-off opportunities at three locations in from January 1st to January 14th.  These locations are as follows:

Cazenovia Park
Golf course parking lot
South of Seneca Street, at the foot of Wildwood
Shoshone Park
Parking lot
North off of Hertel, at the foot of Beard
1120 Seneca Street
Rear parking lot
Between Babcock and Smith

These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.