Arbor Day party this Saturday
The city of Aspen will hold its Arbor Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Paepcke Park.
Festivities include free hot dogs and drinks, informational booths on such topics as tree planting, care, insect/disease identification, community forest updates and wildfire, as well as raffles, games, bucket-truck rides for kids, face painting and free tree giveaways (to be eligible, you must have such proof of residency as a utility bill).
For more information, contact the Parks Department at 970-920-5120.
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Electronic waste recycling
Residents can drop off unwanted electronic items to be recycled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Bank parking lot of Mill Street.
Monitors and televisions can be recycled for $10 to $20, while all other e-waste will be accepted for free.
Businesses may have their electronics picked up Friday. Businesses will be charged 35 cents a pound for display devices, 25 cents a pound for general e-waste, and 10 cents a pound for computers. Email mmclaughlin@electronic recyclers.com or call 303-522-9672 to schedule a pick-up.
The pick-up is sponsored by the city’s Environmental Health and Sustainability Department and Electronic Recyclers International.
For more information about waste reduction and recycling in Aspen, contact Liz O’Connell at 970-429-1831.
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