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Christmas tree recycling offered again this year

Staff reports

Douglas County Parks and Recreation is again offering its Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The Parks Division chipped more than 3,000 trees last year. The majority of those chips were used for erosion control at Kahle Park in Stateline. Parks and Rec will again work with Douglas Disposal and South Tahoe Refuse to provide curbside pickup of trees.

For curbside pickup, place your tree next to your trash cans on your normal pickup day between Jan. 4-8 in the Carson Valley and from Dec. 28 to Jan. 8 at Lake Tahoe.

Neighbors who do not have trash pickup may place their trees with those of their neighbors who do have pickup.

Due to cost limitations, the free pickup will only be offered during the periods indicated.

Another option will be to drop off your tree at at the following collection sites throughout the county during the month of January:

In Gardnerville, trees may be dropped off for recycling at Lampe Park on Waterloo Lane or at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Pinenut Road.

In the Johnson Lane area, they may be dropped off at the Johnson Lane Park on Stephanie Way.

At Topaz they may be dropped off at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park on Carter Drive.

In the Gardnerville Ranchos, trees may be dropped off at Ranchos Aspen Park on Muir Drive.

At Lake Tahoe, trees may be dropped off at the Zephyr Cove Park on Warrior Way or at the Kahle Community Park at Highway 50 and Kingsbury Grade.

To protect workers and equipment, please remove tinsel, lights, nails and stands from trees before discarding. Flocked trees will not be accepted because they will gum up the chippers.

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