Sunday is the Last Day to Recycle Christmas Trees in Lincoln

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Lincoln, Neb.-- Your time is running out if you want to recycle your Christmas tree.

The City of Lincoln's annual tree recycling program will end Sunday, January 12.

The trees will then be ground into wood chips, and the wood chip mulch will be available at no charge to Lincoln residents beginning Thursday, January 16 at Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 South Folsom Court, during normal business hours.

The mulch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Some people in Lincoln are already scooping up some of those free wood chips.

"My wife uses this stuff for mulch around her flowers in the Spring makes them smell good and keeps the moisture in. I have this job to come out and getting it every year," said Steve Hartung.

Trees can be dropped off at the following sites:

Ballard Park, 3901 N. 66th St.
Oak Lake Park, 1st Street three blocks south of Cornhusker Highway
University Place Park, 50th and Garland Streets
Holmes Lake Park, parking lot west of the north softball field
Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 South Folsom Court
Tierra Park, 29th and Tierra Drive
Woods Park, 31st and "J" streets, southeast corner of the parking lot

For more information on the City's recycling program, visit or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215