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The city of Tempe is hoping to prove wrong the whole idea that money doesn't grow on trees. Of course, Tempe officials know it doesn't, but they're hoping a little cost-effective and socially conscious recycling will make it seem that way.

Tempe launches pilot program to recycle trees, shrubs

The city of Tempe is hoping to prove wrong the whole idea that money doesn’t grow on trees. Of course, Tempe officials know it doesn’t, but they’re hoping a little cost-effective and socially-conscious recycling will make it seem that way.


With the city council’s approval earlier this month, Tempe is launching a pilot program that will take residents’ green waste (such as trees, shrubs and grass), compost it, and reuse it in the city’s parks and community gardens.


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