Posted: Feb 1, 2010 7:21 PM by Stefanie Boe
Nearly 4,000 trees were collected through this seasons "Treecycle" campaing in El Paso County. That means thousands of Christmas trees were kept out of local landfills. El Paso County says that's a record breaking number.
Almost $20,000 in voluntary donations were also collected for El Pomar's Youth Sports programs.
The County's "Treecycle" program was first launched in 2001 as a public service to residents looking for an easy, eco-friendly and cost-effective way to dispose of live Christmas trees after the Holidays.
Those trees were turned in to an estimated 50 tons of mulch.
Pueblo County also has a Treecycle program, no word yet on how many trees were recycled.