It’s that time of year again recycling your live Christmas trees – giving them back to Mother Nature once the holidays are over. In partnership with Springs Preserve, the UNLV Rebel Recycling Program and other local conservation organizations, the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program returns to Summerlin starting Dec. 26 through Jan. 15.
Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin stated, “Summerlin’s participation in this program is a natural fit for our community given our history working in concert with environmental organizations to conserve and protect the natural environment. By design, our master-planned community is dedicated to creating more sustainable neighborhoods”.
Summerlin residents can drop off their real Christmas trees at two Summerlin locations through January 15, the lot adjacent RC Willey Home Furnishings, 3850 S. Town Center Drive just south of the 215 Beltway, and the Las Vegas Ballpark South parking lot in Downtown Summerlin on Pavilion Center Drive. Look for Christmas Tree Recycling signage at both locations.
For those who live in Summerlin’s northern villages may opt for a drop point just outside of the master-planned community, at nearby Bruce Trent Park on Vegas Drive. All locations are open 24 hours.
Throughout the Las Vegas Valley there are more than 30 locations accepting trees through Jan. 15. There is no cost to drop off trees, but all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails must be removed before dropping off trees. Artificial trees and real trees flocked with decorative chemical compounds cannot be recycled.
“These trees will be chipped into organic mulch and used in public gardens and parks across the valley to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Giving back to Mother Nature is the perfect way to start the new year,” Warden said.
Since the Christmas Tree Recycling Program started tracking trees in 2011, more than 260,000 trees have been diverted from the landfill, creating more than 2,265 tons of mulch used for landscaping projects and dust control throughout our valley. For more information about the program, visit springspreserve.org.
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Thanks and make it a terrific day…………Robin