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Ferndale Cub Scouts pose with over 400 Christmas trees collected during the 2017 tree pickup (January 7, 2017). Photo courtesy Cub Scout Pack 4026

Curbside pickup options for Christmas trees

Now that Christmas is but a memory, it is time to consider how to recycle/dispose of this year’s Christmas tree.

A popular option only requires placing your tree at the curb by 9am on Saturday, January 6th, where it will be picked up by the Ferndale Cub Scout Pack 4026 and hauled away to be recycled into mulch.

This is an annual community service project and offered for free in neighborhoods west of I-5 within the city limits. You can support their efforts by attaching a donation envelope to your tree or mailing in the envelope they leave.

If that isn’t an option where you live, SSC FoodPlus! subscribers can place their tree inside the SSC provided Toter® (with the lid closed) at no extra charge. If the Toter is full, place the tree out next to it and you will be charged $6 per tree up to 8′ tall.

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If you are not a SSC FoodPlus! subscriber, contact SSC (360-734-3940) to schedule curbside pickup, also for $6 per tree up to 8′ tall. Pickup must be arranged in advance.

Trees left curbside for SSC pickup should have all decorations removed. You can also recycle non-working holiday lights, extension cords and wire with scrap metal by placing next to bins. SSC asks that these be bundled and tied with string, rubber bands or twist ties. Other seasonal items accepted in the FoodPlus! Toter are greens, wreaths, garlands, swags, floral arrangements, plants (no wire or ribbon), tissue paper and cotton twine.


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