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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.

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 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.