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Longview offers Christmas tree recycling

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Released by the City of Longview:

LONGVIEW, TX - The City of Longview encourages residents to give their real Christmas trees new purpose as compost or fish habitat. The City will offer recycling for real Christmas trees at three drop-off locations from Monday, December 28 through Friday, January 15. Residents are encouraged to deliver Christmas trees to McWhorter Park, 1000 Toler Rd.; Stamper Park, 400 Fair St.; or the Compost Site, 280 Hearne Rd., during open hours.

The purpose of the program is to divert Christmas trees from the landfill. The City provides most of the trees to local lakes to be used as fish habitats. Residents are asked to remove all decorations from trees. Flocked trees will not be accepted.

According to Recycling Coordinator Dave Wimberly, "We want to encourage residents to recycle Christmas trees after the holidays at the drop-off locations. Also, take a moment to separate your other throw-away items from the holidays into garbage and recycling, which can be set curbside. Whenever items are diverted from the landfill, there is benefit to this City as a whole." It should be noted that Christmas trees left curbside will not be recycled.

As a reminder of Compost Site Services, throughout the year Longview residents may drop off yard waste at the Compost Site, including limbs, brush, leaves, grass clippings, and pine straw. The mulch and compost that is produced at the Compost Site is available at no charge to City of Longview residential solid waste customers with proof of residency such as a Driver's License or water bill. Compost Site regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The Compost Site will be closed for holidays on December 24, December 25, and January 1.

Please contact 903-237-1250 for more information about Longview's recycling programs.

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