PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department will provide a tree branch drop off due to the recent snowstorm. City residents are offered a free drop off location at Lake Minnequa Park starting Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
“We want to offer this opportunity to the community to assist with the cleanup of branches and other debris due to snowfall which caused considerable tree damage throughout the city,” said Director of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Steven Meier.
Residents can drop off tree branches at Lake Minnequa Park Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and then on Saturday the drop off time is 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The storm debris drop off site is located at the intersection of Palmer Ave. and Reno Ave., east of the Lake Minnequa basketball courts. Community members are encouraged to enter the site from Palmer Ave. and exit on Berkley Ave.
“These tree branches will then be turned into mulch for our Parks department and will be recycled and reused that way, rather than these branches being simply thrown away,” said Meier.
The benefits of mulching yard debris and tree branches include weed control, improving soil quality, reduces erosion and water savings in comparison to un-mulched areas. Only trees, shrubs, branches, limbs and other green waste will be accepted. No other materials including lumber, building materials, household trash or other waste will be accepted.
For more information, contact the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department at 719-553-2790.