Saturday, December 27, 2014

Summerlin Supports Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

For the ninth consecutive year Summerlin, the valley’s premier master-planned community has once again partnered with Springs Preserve, UNLV and local businesses and organizations to promote Christmas tree recycling.

Through Jan. 15, Summerlin residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the lot adjacent RC Willey Home Furnishings, 3850 S. Town Center Dr. just south of the 215 beltway, in Summerlin. Those who live in Summerlin’s northern villages may opt for nearby Bruce Trent Park on Vegas Drive, and those in The Mesa village may opt for the Lowe’s location on South Fort Apache Road, near Summerlin. All three locations are open 24 hours. Valley-wide there are 33 locations accepting trees through Jan. 15.

“Summerlin is built on the idea of environmental stewardship, from the very first land trade we initiated decades ago to preserve what is today the gateway into Red Rock National Conservation Area, to one of the most aggressive and effective water conservation programs in the valley,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president for Summerlin. “Just as The Howard Hughes Corporation designed Summerlin from the outset as an environmentally-friendly community, we encourage our residents to be environmentally-conscious as well.  Continuing to partner with the Springs Preserve for the Christmas Tree Recycling program is a natural fit for this community.”

There is no fee to drop off a tree. All non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails must be removed before dropping off trees. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be recycled. Residents who need trees picked up for recycling can call 1-800-GOT-JUNK or schedule pick-up online at 1800GOTJUNK.com. The company will pick up trees for $30 and drop them off at designated recycling locations throughout the valley.

Since the program began tracking tree collection in 2001 the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee has collected more than 160,000 trees. All have been chipped and turned into mulch for public gardens and parks throughout the valley. The organic material helps conserve soil moisture and keeps plants healthy.

For more information on tree recycling locations call 702-895-3760 or visit www.summerlin.com.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Last January Summerlin residents Charles Prindiville and Brandon Keenum dropped off a tree at the RC Willey location on S. Town Center Drive. Summerlin is once again participating in the Christmas tree recycling program with drop off stations in and near Summerlin.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.

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