"18TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLE DAY"
· Solid waste disposal and a dwindling capacity in our landfills is a critical national problem.
· Garden waste contributes a significant volume in our landfills.
· Troop 112 of the Boy Scouts of America, with assistance from the Ashland Parks Department, picked up and chipped over 6,000 Christmas trees last year.
· The chipped material was used on park trails and as mulch for plants and did not enter the "waste stream."
· The Ashland Host Lions and Early Bird Lions are supporting this effort by donating volunteer power and equipment to transport the pick-up crews.
NOW THEREFORE, the City Council and Mayor, on behalf of the citizens of Ashland, hereby proclaim Saturday, January 10, 2004 as:
RECYCLE DAY IN ASHLAND"
and hereby urge all citizens to set out their tree near the curb on Friday, January 9, to be picked up on Saturday, January 10, and to consider making a donation to assist the Troop in their community service activities.
Dated this 16th day of December, 2003.
Alan DeBoer, Mayor
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder