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Scouts Pick Up Christmas Trees This And Next Weekend

BEND, OR -- Time to consider how to dispose of that dying Christmas Tree. You can drop it off to Knott Landfill or any transfer stations for free through January 31st.

Central Oregon Scouts BSA are picking up Christmas Trees for recycling this weekend, the 30th and 31st, and next, January 6th and 7th. The annual community service project also serves as a fundraiser for camps and equipment. Scouts are going door to door this week putting out flyers with instructions. You can learn more at takeyourtree.com

Deschutes County Solid Waste Director Tim Brownell tells KBND News you can also cut up the tree for the yard debris bin, “We just want you to take off anything that's not natural. So, tinsel… make sure you remove all of the ornaments or other accoutrements that might be on your tree that are plastic or another material.”

He says the county will take wreaths, certain wrapping paper, and string lights, “We accept tissue paper and wrapping paper as long as you take off the ribbons and it can't be the wrapping paper that is metallic size, so really shiny with a lot of glitter on it. It has to truly be a paper product. Christmas tree lights are recyclable. You just bring them to the recycling portion of our transfer station or the Knot landfill.”


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