Saturday, December 31, 2016
SUMMERLIN® ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO RECYCLE CHRISTMAS TREES
In the tradition of re-gifting, The Howard Hughes Corporation®, developer of the Summerlin® master-planned community, encourages residents to give back their real Christmas trees to Mother Nature now that the holidays are over. In partnership with Springs Preserve, the UNLV Rebel Recycling Program and dozens of other local conservation organizations, the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program returns, December 26 through January 15.
“Summerlin’s participation in this program is a natural fit for our community given our history working in concert with environmental organizations to conserve and protect the natural environment. By design, our master-planned community is dedicated to creating more sustainable neighborhoods,” said Tom Warden, senior vice president, Summerlin. “Encouraging our residents to be friends to the environment is part of the lifestyle here.”
Through Jan. 15, Summerlin residents can drop off their real 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 a drop point just outside of the master-planned community, at nearby Bruce Trent Park on Vegas Drive. Those in The Mesa and The Cliffs villages may opt for the Lowe’s location on South Fort Apache Road, also near Summerlin. All three locations are open 24 hours. Valley-wide, there are 33 locations accepting trees through Jan. 15. There is no cost to drop off trees but all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails must be removed before dropping off trees. Artificial trees and real trees flocked with decorative chemical compounds cannot be recycled.
“These trees will be chipped into organic mulch and used in public gardens and parks across the valley to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Giving back to Mother Nature is the perfect way to start the new year,” said Warden.
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 a fee and drop them off at designated recycling locations throughout the valley.
Las Vegas valley residents have recycled nearly 200,000 trees since the program started counting trees in 2001, creating thousands of tons of mulch. Last winter, 20,206 trees were recycled, chipped, and turned into nutrient-rich mulch used for landscaping projects and dust control throughout our valley.
For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, visit www.springspreserve.org.
PHOTO CAPTION: Summerlin residents recycle their Christmas tree at the at the lot adjacent RC Willey Home Furnishings, 3850 S. Town Center Dr. just south of the 215 beltway, in Summerlin. This lot is one of 33 locations throughout the valley where southern Nevadans can recycle their real Christmas trees that are then chipped into organic mulch and used in public gardens and parks across the valley to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 7,000 gross acres still remaining to accommodate future growth, including infrastructure, open space and common areas, all 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– priced from the $300,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges® please call 702.255.2500. 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 with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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