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12/24/2013

Options abound for disposing of Christmas trees in Clark County

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Anita Largent, Environmental Services
Phone: (360) 397-2121 ext. 4484
Anita.Largent@clark.wa.gov

Vancouver, WA – With the holidays about to wrap up, thousands of Clark County residents will be looking to dispose of Christmas trees that won’t be used again.

Waste Connections will pick up trees during its yard debris collection or regular garbage service, which is available in most parts of the county. All trees taller than 5 feet must be cut into two pieces, regardless of whether they will be collected with yard debris or garbage.

Yard debris customers may put smaller trees into their carts. They may also place half of a larger tree next to the cart for no additional charge.

Customers who do not have yard debris service can put trees next to garbage containers and will be charged for an extra 32-gallon collection.

All lights, tinsel, ornaments and human-made materials must be removed. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be recycled with yard debris.

The following locations will accept trees any size for $1 or $2 each:
• Central Transfer Recycling, 11034 N.E. 117th Ave., (360) 256-8482.
• City Bark, 2419 N.E. Andresen Road, (360) 253-8461.
• H&H Wood Recyclers, 8401 N.E. 117th Ave., (360) 892-2805.
• McFarlane's Bark, 8806 N.E. 117th Ave., (360) 892-6125.
• Triangle Resources, 612 S.E. Union St., Camas, (360) 834-7253.
• Washougal Transfer Station, 4020 S. Grant St., (360) 835-2500.
• West Van Materials Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, (360) 737-1727.

“Clark County works with service providers and residents to help keep trees out of landfills,” said Don Benton, Environmental Services director. “Another alternative is to have the Boy Scouts or other non-profit take trees away for a nominal donation to a good cause.”

For more information on holiday recycling, call Clark County Environmental Services at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4352 or visit www.clark.wa.gov/recycle/recyclingA-Z.html.

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