Finishing The Holidays With A Green Touch

Kick off a green 2021 with these small acts of kindness for the environment! Take care of the holiday aftermath with these green solutions to easily and responsibly dispose of your Christmas tree and holiday cooking grease.

Tree Cycle Your Old Christmas Tree for Compost!

It’s an easy way to get rid of your tree without crowding up your local landfill and it’s better than trying to stuff it in your garbage after having a dried up tree in your living room til February… just sayin.

For more Information, take a look at the TreeCycle Poster and their website here: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/treecycle

The following TreeCycle sites are open during daylight hours, seven days a week (unless noted):

IMPORTANT: The City of Tucson will not collect Christmas trees from curbs and alleys. Other green waste cannot be accepted at TreeCycle. Commercial tree lot overages are not accepted at TreeCycle sites, except for Los Reales Landfill at posted landfill rates.

Questions? Call the Recycling InfoLine at 791-5000

Greascycle – Recycle your Grease!

Pima County’s Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (RWRD) invites the community to bring its used cooking oil and grease to the Annual Grease Collection and Recycling Event on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the participating locations below. They are accepting all kinds of cooking grease like vegetable oil, peanut oil for frying turkeys, lard, and bacon fat to name a few. To date, RWRD has collected approximately 28,000 pounds of used cooking oils and kitchen grease. After the event, the collected grease will get recycled into biodiesel, a cleaner burning fuel for the environment. That’s a double win because it not only kept 28K pounds of nasty destructive greases out of our sewage system and wastewater it ALSO means that the grease waste was converted into something useful, now that’s sustainable and green! Do your part by storing your used cooking grease into containers. I like to put the cooled oil back into the oil container it came from and save for this annual event.

Due to the global pandemic, they are requesting that community participants wear a mask when dropping off their containers of grease to ensure our volunteers and community participants are safe.

Saturday Jan. 9th 2021- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m:

East – O’Rielly Chevrolet 6160 E. Broadway Blvd

Central – Tucson City Council Ward 3 1510 E. Grant Rd

Northwest – Pima Vocational High School 5025 W. Ina Rd

South – City of Tucson Water Plant # 2 1102 W. Irvington Rd

Sahuarita – Sahuarita Town Hall 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way

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