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Can you imagine how much space a Christmas tree takes up in a landfill? What if hundreds tossed their tree? That’s a lot of space.

This year recycle that beautiful tree and save space in our landfills. Be sure all ornaments, lights, tinsel, and anything else you may have added to the tree is removed before recycling. Take note, flocked and artificial trees are not recyclable.

Waste Connections will take your tree with your yard debris or regular garbage service. If the tree is taller than five feet it must be cut into smaller pieces. If you have yard debris service, just place the tree in your yard debris cart. If you do not have yard debris service, place the tree next to the garbage container and you will be charged for an extra 32-gallon collection. Recycled trees will be reused as mulch or fuel.

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If you’d like to take your tree somewhere to recycle, for $5 or less you can take it to the following locations:

Central Transfer and Recycling, 11034 NE 117th Ave., 360-256-8482

City Bark, 2419 NE Andresen Road, 360-253-8461

H&H Wood Recyclers, 8401 NE 117th Ave., 360-892-2805

McFarlane’s Bark, 8806 NE 117th Ave., 360-892-6125

Triangle Resources, 612 SE Union St., Camas, 360-834-7253

West Van Materials Center, 6601 NW Old Lower River Road, 360-737-1727

The Boy Scouts of America will also be collecting trees to be recycled around Battle Ground, Camas, Vancouver, and Washougal on Saturday, January 5th starting at 8:00 AM. They will be handing out pick-up information in their areas with instructions.

So remember, recycle that tree this year and save space in our landfills…