Dec 27, 2012 7:18 AM by Ryan Haarer
TUCSON- Whether you're trying to fast forward towards a new year or just sick of the pine needles, your Christmas tree will be coming down soon.
Don't leave it on the curb or hassle with chopping it up. The City of Tucson's "Treecycling" program puts the trees to good use. There are several lots, where you can dump your tree.
The result is tons of mulch and wood chips for the public and city. Last year the program collected over 14,000 trees. That's nearly 95 tons of Christmas compost. Wood chips and mulch can be picked up at Udall Park or Randolph Golf Course after January 3rd.
Here is a list of drop of locations:
-Oro Valley lot, "Naranja Town Site," 660 W. Naranja Dr.
-Rillito Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Ave., east parking lot (follow signs)
-Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd., south of ball fields (follow signs)
-Golf Links Sports Park, northwest of Craycroft Rd. and Golf Links Rd.
-Tucson Rodeo Grounds, northeast of Irvington Rd. and 6th Ave.
-Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Rd. (follow signs)
-Silverbell Site, northeast of Goret Rd. and Silverbell Rd. (follow signs)
-Purple Heart Park, southeast corner of Rita Rd. and Esmond Loop
-Randolph Golf Course, 600 S. Alvernon Way, southeast portion of parking lot