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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2008 Archives > December 2008 > Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Tree Recycling Program And Garbage Schedule

Mayor Brown Announces Holiday Tree Recycling Program And Garbage Schedule

Source/Contact
Office of the Mayor
Peter K. Cutler
Director of Communications
716-851-4841

Department of Public Works, Parks, and Streets to collect Holiday/Christmas trees for mulching

Expanding upon the city’s recycling program, Mayor Byron W. Brown has announced an additional effort to properly dispose of any naturally grown Christmas tree in the City of Buffalo.  The collection is scheduled to last from January 5 to January 9 on your scheduled garbage day.  This will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to reduce costs associated with taking the trees to landfills. Sixty dollars is saved for every ton recycled.

To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees out on their curb before a scheduled garbage pickup and to not place them in garbage bags.  Although they are scheduled on the same days, trees will be picked up separately from garbage, so city residents should not be concerned if they are left behind after garbage removal.

It is also important to note that during the week of Christmas, Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Saturday.  In the same way during New Year’s week, Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Friday and Friday’s garbage will be picked up on Saturday.  All other scheduled garbage pick-ups will remain the same.

In addition to the one-week tree pick-up, the City is also offering drop-off opportunities at three locations in the city. These locations are as follows:

Cazenovia Park
Golf course parking lot
South of Seneca Street, at the foot of Wildwood

Shoshone Park
Parking lot
North off of Hertel, at the foot of Beard

1120 Seneca Street
Rear parking lot
Between Babcock and Smith

*Signage will be posted at all locations.

These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, beginning December 26 and ending January 17.

After their collection, all trees will be brought to Lardon Construction, Inc a registered composting facility.  Some of the natural mulch produced by Lardon Construction will be donated to Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, an organization that has helped to maintain community gardens at over sixty sites in Buffalo.