Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tree Recycling

Boy Scouts troops 18, 25, 23, 60 and 460 will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling in Bend the weekends of January 1 & 2 and January 8 & 9.

Individual Troops in your area will be posting door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. If you do not receive a flyer or need further assistance, please call and leave a message using the phone numbers below;
541-385-3977 for pick-up SW Bend; west of 3rd street and south of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2692 for pick-up NW Bend; west of 3rd street and north of Newport/Greenwood

541-385-2672 for pick-up NE Bend; east of 3rd street and north of Greenwood/Highway 20

541-385-3942 for pick-up SE Bend; east of 3rd street and south of Greenwood/ Highway 20

Please have trees cleaned of all lights, decorations, tinsel and out of the stand. Place trees at the end of the driveway by 9:00 a.m.

A tax-deductible donation of $5.00 is greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to “Boy Scouts of America.” Place donation in a plastic bag and securely attach it to your tree with a rubber band. Proceeds go directly to Scouts and support their programs.

At no charge Deschutes Recycling, located at Knott Landfill, will take Christmas trees Monday - Saturday, through January 31. Other locations include Negus Transfer Station in Redmond, Northwest Transfer Station located on Fryrear Road, and Southwest Transfer Station located between Sunriver and La Pine. Contact the Department of Solid Waste for guidelines and transfer station hours at 541-317- 3163. Trees cannot have tinsel or flocking.