Options abound to recycle old Christmas trees

December 31, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2012

Christmas is history, and residents ready to pitch old Christmas trees can do so in different ways.

Chip trees — minus tinsel and other decorations — into landscaping material or ground finer into a composting soil amendment.

Customers tired of evergreens dropping brown needles can set out trees for yard waste collection on regular yard waste collection days.

Haulers do not collect trees decked in flocking or decorations. Contact garbage haulers for details; CleanScapes and Allied Waste — a local name for national company Republic Services — serve Issaquah.

Several companies collect old Christmas trees in King County, often at rates less than a transfer station dropoff. Or, residents can drop off trees at the Factoria Transfer Station in Bellevue.

Issaquah Highlands and Sammamish residents can wait until Saturday, as a local Boy Scout troop collects Christmas trees for a fundraiser.

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