Northwest NEWS

December 24, 2001


Recycle your Christmas tree

Do you keep your Christmas tree until there are more needles on the floor than on the tree because you are searching for an easy way to dispose of it? The following are some environmentally friendly ways for recycling your tree. Please remove all ornaments, tinsel and the base.
   Duvall curbside yardwaste customers can put their tree out with the regular yardwaste. Trees must be delimbed and cut into three-foot sections. Put trunk and limbs in the yardwaste cart, or they can be bundled and set next to the cart for an extra fee. Collections will be one day later than usual after both the Christmas and New Year holidays.
   In the Carnation and Duvall areas where Scouts have delivered green Christmas tree recycing envelopes, Scouts will collect trees door-to-door as a fund-raiser on Saturday, Jan. 5, starting at 9 a.m. Suggested donations of $5 or more would be appreciated.
   Trees may be dropped off on Jan. 5 at Duvall's Taylor Landing Park by noon or Carnation Tree Farm by 1 p.m. Scouts will be recycling the trees. Free; suggested donation of $5 or more.
   King County's free tree recycling drop-offs will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28-31 and Jan. 5, 6, 12 and 13. Tree base must be 4 inches or less in diameter. Trees over eight feet must be cut into 4' sections. Drop-off locations in the Snoqualmie Valley are Cedar Falls Dropbox, 16925 Cedar Falls Road S.E. by North Bend and Rainier Wood Recyclers, 33216 Redmond-Fall City Road by Fall City.
   No artificial, flocked or fire-proofed trees. No wreaths, swags or garlands. For more information, call (425) 788-1185.