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Mesa residents encouraged to “Treecycle” by azhttp

Mesa residents can help the City of Mesa give the environment a present this

holiday season by recycling their Christmas trees. Residents are encouraged

to bring their tree to any of the free drop-off locations listed below.

Residents are asked to remove all nails, stands, tinsel and ornaments from

trees. Flocked trees will not be accepted because the flocking does not

break down in the environment.

The following 24-hour drop-off sites will be open Dec. 26-Jan. 13:

City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, 730 N. Mesa Dr.

East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.

Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road

Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road

Dobson Ranch Park, 2363 S. Dobson Road

Residents wishing to take their trees directly to the Salt River Landfill at

Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway can do so between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.,

Monday through Saturday. Mesa residents will need to have a current Arizona

driver’s license. Curbside pickup also is available for $10 and must be

requested by Jan. 4. Residents should contact the Solid Waste Management

Department at (480) 644-2688 for more information or to schedule a pickup

time. Additional information may also be found by visiting the City’s Web

site at www.cityofmesa.org/waste.

Finally, Mesa also accepts donations of live potted trees, which will be

planted in Mesa City parks. Live trees five feet or taller will be accepted

at any Mesa Fire Station. The Christmas “Treecycling” program is sponsored

by the City of Mesa and the Salt River Landfill.

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Tempe offers Christmas tree disposal drop-off sites by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – When the holidays are over and decorations are tucked back

into storage, Tempe residents have handy options for disposing of their

Christmas trees – which should not be placed in garbage containers. Trees

can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to noon on Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

on Saturdays at the city’s Household Products Collection Center, 1320 E.

University Dr. Additionally, trees can be dropped off at the parking lot

west of Kiwanis Park Recreation Center,

6111 W. All-America Way, 24 hours, seven days a week. Both sites will accept

trees through Jan. 20. The city also collects trees during normal monthly

collection for brush and bulky items. Visit

www.tempe.gov/recycling/uncontainedschedule.pdf to find out when your

neighborhood is scheduled for monthly collection. For information, call

480-350-8265.