Windblown tree limbs may become chips for the city, under a new city program scheduled to kick off Saturday morning.
Lawrence Parks & Recreation will accept brush and small tree limbs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the city's forestry lot at 11th Street and Haskell Avenue. The discarded material will be chipped into mulch for use in city landscaping projects.
There will be a small fee for the chipping service, but it sure beats hauling it to the dump, said Jim Beebe, the city's forestry supervisor.
``If we can get a lot of chips, we can eventually sell it back to the public for private use,'' Beebe said.
For now, however, customers will have to settle for the satisfaction of reducing landfill tipping expenses and the thought of helping recycle reusable natural resources.
The service will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday through Nov. 14.
For more information, contact Beebe at 832-7979, or the parks and recreation office, 832-3150.
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