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Tahoe chief’s corner: Free Christmas Tree Recycling program under way

Mike Brown
Chief’s Corner

Mike Brown

Back by popular demand, Incline Village General Improvement District's Waste Not Program and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District have joined efforts again to offer their annual FREE Christmas Tree Recycling program.

Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents may drop off their Christmas tree anytime between December 23, 2015 to January 29, 2016 at Preston Field, 700 Tahoe Blvd. located off Highway 28 near Route 431 in Incline Village.

Please take care to remove all decorations and ornaments, tinsel, nails, wire, tree stands and other items which may cause harm to the tree chipper or operator. The chipper will not accept stumps, wreaths or yard waste and is not designed to accept cut up trees, branches or bushes – only Christmas trees.

This Christmas Tree Recycling service helps save our natural resources, landfill space and protects the clarity of Lake Tahoe. All trees dropped off at Preston Field will be chipped and used as mulch for local erosion control projects.

All trees left curbside will be taken to the landfill so please take advantage of this environmentally friendly program. Last year this program recycled 1,150 trees, 80 cubic yards of chips which is almost 25 ton of chips. Help us to recycle, and set a new record this year!

We encourage all Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents to take advantage of this recycling program and to utilize the many community recycling programs and services. For more information on WASTE NOT programs, please visit http://www.ivgid.org or call 775-832-1203.

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"Chief's Corner" is a regular feature in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza from North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Chief Mike Brown, offering information, tips and education material on fire safety, emergency preparedness and other pertinent topics.