As the holidays wind down, the City of Mesa is sponsoring a "Treecycle" program and offering residents several 24-hour sites throughout the city where they can drop-off their Christmas trees to be recycled.
Mesa is asking residents to "give the environment a present" this holiday season, by not just tossing out this year's Christmas tree after all of the holiday festivities, but to bring it to one of the city's collection sites to be recycled.
The city is offering several 24-hour drop-off locations where residents can bring their Christmas trees through Jan. 14, including Fitch Park, 651 N. Center St.; East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St.; Superstition Springs Police/Fire Substation, 2430 S. Ellsworth Road; Mountain View Park, 845 N. Lindsay Road; and Dobson Ranch Park at 2363 South Dobson Road.
Residents can also drop-off their trees at the Salt River Landfill at Gilbert Road and the Beeline Highway from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Trees may also be dropped off at the landfill for free from now through the end of January; residents are asked to bring a current Arizona's driver's license and remove any nails, stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments prior to dropping-off their tree.
Mesa residents can also arrange for curbside pickup for a $22.59 fee by calling 480-644-6789.