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Recycling Greenery After the Holidays

The holidays are over and a city department helps Bloomington residents recycle greenery properly.

The holidays are over and you may find yourself needing to get rid of garland, wreaths, or perhaps a Christmas tree. The City of Bloomington Sanitation department helps to accomplish this mission.

The department helps residents dispose of their Christmas trees and other greenery by offering free curbside recycling. Supervisor Leigh Anna Hays says the service not only helps residents, but it prevents trees from filling up landfills.

“Bloomington residents appreciate that they don’t have to get rid of them themselves and we come by on their regular trash day to pick them up,” said Hays. “Residents would much rather recycle then have the items go into a land fill where other trash ends up.”

The shrubbery is ground into mulch at a later time. Thus far 111 trees have been collected. The program ends January 5th and Hays estimates the final number collected will lie between 800 and 1000.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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