Summerlin recycles trees


Summerlin, the valley’s largest master-planned community, has partnered with the Springs Preserve, UNLV and local businesses and organizations to promote Christmas tree recycling.

Through Jan. 15, residents can drop off their Christmas trees at any of the 33 locations across the valley, including the lot adjacent RC Willey Home Furnishings, 3850 S. Town Center Drive near the Las Vegas Beltway. Those who live in Summerlin’s northern villages may opt for nearby Bruce Trent Park on Vegas Drive. Both locations are open 24 hours.

“Environmental stewardship has long influenced and guided the development of Summerlin,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations for Summerlin/The Howard Hughes Corp. “Participating in the Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling program year after year is a natural fit for us.

“We encourage our residents to be environmentally conscious and recycling their Christmas trees falls right in line with that philosophy. It’s not only an easy thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”

There is no fee to drop off a tree. All nonorganic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails must be removed before dropping off trees. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be recycled.

Residents who need trees picked up for recycling can call 1-800-GOT-JUNK at 1-800-467-5865 or schedule pick-up online at 1800GOTJUNK.com. The company will pick up trees for $30 and drop them off at designated recycling locations throughout the valley.

Since the program began in 2001, the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee has collected more than 127,000 trees. All have been chipped and turned into mulch for public gardens and parks throughout the valley. The organic material helps conserve soil moisture and keeps plants healthy.

For information on tree recycling locations, call 702-895-3760 or visit www.summerlin.com.

 

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