Last week to have your Christmas tree taken for free

Last week to have your Christmas tree taken for free

If you live in the City of Spokane, garbage and recycling crews will dispose of your Christmas tree for free.

From now until January 11, you can leave your tree out with your trash bins on your regularly scheduled pick-up day for free disposal.

You will need to make sure all of the decorations are off the tree. If it’s more than 6 ft tall, crews ask that you cut it in half.

Those who live in the county or cannot leave their tree outside can take their undecorated trees for disposal to:

Waste-to-Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. Open 7: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
North County Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Trees taken to these facilities are subject to the minimum charge for clean green disposal. They will be composted.

City workers also encourage you to look for charitable sources to dispose of your tree through. Scouts, school groups, and other charitable organizations will dispose of trees for a donation.

Most of your gift wrapping material should be recyclable, and can go into blue recycling carts.

Gift wrap, except for metallic foil paper and cellophane, is recyclable, along with cardboard boxes and wrapping paper rolls.

Styrofoam, plastic bags, plastic wrap, gift bags, and tissue paper should go in the brown refuse carts.

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