Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Christmas Trees Still Spread Joy.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

City Mulch Recycling Service Available Through January 5

Enjoy your Christmas tree for a few more days, but you've got until Jan. 5 to recycle it into landscaping mulch.

Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful and the Public Service Company of New Mexico are sponsoring the tree recycling program, which began Tuesday and runs through Jan. 5, according to a news release from the Rio Rancho Department of Parks and Recreation.

"Thousands of cut Christmas trees can be diverted from our landfills by chipping them to make landscape mulch," the release said.

The recycled mulch is also available at no cost.

People can drop off their trees at a designated spot near the tennis courts at Haynes Park, 2006 Grande Blvd. …

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