The town’s annual tree recycling program received 91 tons of trees in 2010-11, nearly double last year’s 47 tons. A total of 4,600 trees were recycled this year, compared with 2,868 trees in 2009-10.
The program is designed to avoid the crunch of trees dropped at the landfill. The trees are recycled for use in a variety of ways, including as a ground cover for certain animal habitats, and even in the process of creating alternative biofuels.
To learn more about Gilbert’s recycling programs, visit http://www.gilbertaz.gov/pw/recycling.cfm.