By Clinton Bennett
Channel 2 News
7:26 PM AKST, December 26, 2012
Christmas tree recycling is back again this year in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, with Anchorage’s pro hockey team accepting paper gift wrap recycling at home games this month.
Tree recycling will start Friday, as Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling says it will begin taking live Christmas trees at Carrs Safeway locations in Palmer and in Anchorage. Tree recycling will continue through Jan. 15, with all trees being made into wood chips for use on local trails. Tree decorations and wreaths are not being accepted for recycling.
Also starting Friday, the Alaska Aces will be accepting holiday wrapping paper and small electronics for recycling.
While the Aces have previously set up various drop-off locations, this year fans can drop off recyclables at the Aces games on Dec. 28, Dec. 29 29 and Dec. 31. Items can be dropped off between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., with recyclers entered to win a hockey stick signed by the team.
The team will not accept plastic or foil wrapping, bows, ribbons or tissue paper. Only paper wrapping and paperboard gift boxes will be recycled.
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