Paul's Note - December 31st, 2020

A few weeks back, I told you about our glass re-use program. Another program we’ve had in the holiday season for years is TreeCycle. Instead of taking your tree to the landfill, you can drop off your tree at one of several sites around our community until January 17th. 

In past years, the trees were turned into “Merry Mulch” that you can use in your garden. This year, we are starting a new city composting program, and the Environmental Services Department is using TreeCycle to help kick start it. The compost from this program will be used for city parks and other public spaces and our hope is that we can eventually make it available to the public. 

In Ward 2, you can drop off your tree at Tank's Speedway Recycling & Landfill Facility (7301 E Speedway), located just down the block from my office (head north from the Prudence stop light on Speedway). The site is open Monday through Friday 7 am until 4 pm and Saturday from 7 am until 2 pm. 

The complete list of sites is here. Remember that not all sites are open every day. 

It’s been a tough year for all of us. 1039 of our neighbors have passed as a result of COVID-19. But as a community, Tucsonans have shown their resilience and fought through. We aren’t out of the woods yet, but with the vaccines beginning to rollout through our community, 2021 should be a better year for us all. 

Have a happy and safe new year. Thank you for allowing me to continue to serve you and our community.