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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2012 Archives > December 2012 > Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo to Offer Christmas Tree Recycling

Mayor Brown, City of Buffalo to Offer Christmas Tree Recycling


Seasonal program provides residents with an environmentally-friendly tree disposal option
 
Buffalo, NY - Mayor Byron Brown and Buffalo DPW Commissioner Steve Stepniak invite Buffalo residents to recycle their Christmas trees, January 7-11, 2013. The collection will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to reduce the amount of materials deposited in landfills.
"Recycling Christmas trees is an easy way for residents to make a big impact on the environment," said Mayor Brown. "Each year, we are able to recycle thousands of Christmas trees to divert more waste away from landfills and reuse the materials in an environmentally-friendly way."
Curbside collection of holiday trees is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 7, 2013 through Friday, January 11, 2013.  City residents can place their tree out on the curb (preferably un-bagged) on or before their regularly scheduled garbage pickup day. Please know that trees will be picked up separately from garbage.  Also, ornaments, lights, and garland should be removed before discarding the tree.
In addition to the one-week pick up, the City is also offering drop-off points at three locations in the city from now until Saturday, January 18, 2013. Again, ornaments, lights, and garland should be removed before discarding the tree at any of the following three locations:
·         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 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  For more information about the program, please contact 311.