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Broken branches being collected for wood chips

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With two bouts of wet, heavy snow in the last two weeks, tree branches still full of leaves have snapped off. In response, an area to collect broken branches has been set up just off SR 248, near the entrance to the North 40 fields.

Park City Municipal will allow residents to bring their broken limbs to the locations where Christmas tree recycling is collected every year – at the base of PC Hill.

Recycle Utah Executive Director Carolyn Wawra says you can drop them off till Saturday, October 30th.

“They're collecting any branches you have from broken trees,” Wawra said. “You can bring them by there, that option is open until the 30th of the month, and they just want to remind people not to leave any bins, plastic tarps, or trash because the trees that get dropped off there will be wood chipped so anything you don't want to go through a wood chipper, shouldn’t be left there.”

Another option is to bring the branches to Dumpster Days, which will happen Thursday through Saturday, October 28th through the 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the center.

“And this is when we have two large bins just outside our center,” Wawra explained. “One is for large trash items - kind of think of it as something that's broken and too large for your curbside bin - maybe it's a picnic table or a toilet. We see a lot of toilets during dumpster days or leftovers from doing a home project - sheet rock or something like that. We do have a bin for yard waste as well and this would be the same kind of thing as broken tree branches, leaves, grass clippings and this bin does go to get chipped and composted. So again, no plastic bags nothing that that retrieves come in just the organic material only. And this is an option for residents only. We've seen it up businesses come through, we know what we're looking for and we will send you away.”

Mattresses, refrigerators, tires, and hazardous materials must all be taken to the Summit County landfill at Three Mile Canyon.

E-waste can be brought by the center Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a small fee.