Mayor Brown Reminds Buffalo Residents to Recycle Holiday Trees

December 28, 2011 Updated Dec 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Mayor Brown Reminds Buffalo Residents to Recycle Holiday Trees

December 28, 2011 Updated Dec 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, Buffalo DPW Commissioner Steve Stepniak, and City Sanitation\Recycling Director Paul Sullivan, on Wednesday announced that city residents can get a “green start” on the New Year by taking part in the city’s annual holiday tree recycling program.

The collection will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to reduce costs associated with taking trees to landfills. Sixty dollars is saved for every ton recycled.

Curbside collection of holiday trees is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 2, 2012 through Friday, January 6, 2012.  City residents can place their tree out on the curb (preferably un-bagged) on or before their regularly scheduled garbage pickup day. Please know that trees will be picked up separately from garbage.  Also, residents should make sure to remove all nails, stands, decorations, lighting and ornaments from trees.

In addition to the one-week pick up, the City is also offering drop-off points at three locations in the city from now until Saturday, January 14, 2012.  The 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.

These drop-off sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  For more information about the program, please contact the City of Buffalo DPW at 851-5636.