Now that the holidays are over, the Christmas trees and other greens are drying out. But at least two local youth groups will relieve you of the greenery for a donation that helps them fund projects.
The senior high school students at Westminster Presbyterian Church will recycle trees and other greenery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 6 in the church parking lot at Northeast 16th Avenue and Hancock Street. No flocked trees can be accepted. All others are recycled for $5. This is a Metro Recycling approved site, the students note.
All proceeds support the students’ 2018 mission trip to San Diego in June when they will assist in a community project. Information is available from the Rev. Chris Murphy, pastor for youth and young adults, at gro.x1516580728dpser1516580728ptsew1516580728@htuo1516580728ycpw1516580728.
The Boy Scout Troop 100, based at Fremont United Methodist Church, will pick up trees at curbside – even flocked ones – beginning at 9 a.m. Jan. 6 in a specific area. All tinsel, metal, wire and nails should be removed. The troop can’t pick up wreaths.
Trees will be picked up between Northeast Seventh and 33rd Avenues, from Shaver/Dunckley to Tillamook Streets. Attach a check, payable to Troop 100, at the top of the tree, and slip it into a small plastic bag if it’s raining. The suggested donation is $10 to $50.
“Let the size of your tree and the size of your budget be your guide,” the scouts suggest.
Through the annual tree recycling, the scouts are able to fund their activities while providing a community service. The troop meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 2620 N.E. Fremont St. It has an active outdoor program and recently recognized many Eagle Scouts. Additional information is at www.mytroop.us.