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The City of Lincoln provides Christmas tree drop-off sites through Monday, Jan. 21, at these locations:

• Ballard Park, 3901 N. 66th St.;

• Holmes Lake Park, South 70th and Normal Boulevard, parking lot west of north softball field;

• Oak Lake Park, three blocks south of Cornhusker Highway on North First Street;

• Tierra Park, 29th Street and Tierra Drive;

• Seng Park at University Place, 50th and Garland streets;

• Woods Park, South 31st and J streets, southeast corner of the parking lot.

Boy Scout Troop 8 is offering to pick up trees and transport them to a city drop-off site. Remaining pick-up dates are Jan. 5, 6 and 12, offered in these zip code areas: 68502 through 68508, 68510, 68512, 68516, 68521, 68522 and 68526. Trees should be placed at the curb by 9 a.m. for pick-up. The service is free, but donations are appreciated. To schedule a pick-up, contact Troop 8 at or 402-965-1458.

The City of Lincoln Recycling Office reminds residents that Christmas trees must have all decorations removed. This includes tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree skirts. Trees must have stands removed and must be free of plastic wrapping and nails.

This is the 32nd year for the city's tree drop-off program, the oldest program of its kind in the state. The effort is a collaboration between the Solid Waste Operations Division in the Public Works and Utilities Department and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Residents also can check with their refuse haulers to see if they offer a tree collection day. See more details on the city recycling program at or call the Recycling Hotline at 402-441-8215.

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