Girl Scouts to recycle Christmas trees
VALLEY GIRL SCOUTS will again be recycling Christmas trees starting this weekend.
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Sonoma Girl Scouts will offer its 13th year of Christmas tree recycling in Sonoma Valley this holiday season, in conjunction with area disposal companies.
Pick-up dates are Saturday, Dec. 29, Sunday, Dec. 30, and Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, and 12 and 13.
Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scout troops from Sonoma and Glen Ellen will work together to provide this service.
The Girl Scouts have partnered with Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, Sonoma Garbage and Redwood Empire Waste to collect trees in a way that’s environmentally friendly so trees can be ground into mulch and compost to help other plants grow.
The tax-deductible suggested donation is $10 a tree.
Flyers with detailed instructions will be delivered to area homes by the troops serving those neighborhoods.
Christmas tree stands must be removed and trees must be free of all decorations, including all tinsel strands.
The scouts cannot accept wreaths, garland or flocked trees.
Reservations are necessary only from residents of rural areas of Sonoma Valley. Others should leave trees at curbside by 9 a.m. Saturday on the preferred weekend of removal.
Girl Scouts will visit neighborhoods only once each weekend. Trees will be removed by 6 p.m. each Sunday.
Donations should be left under doormats. In rural areas, donations should be left in mailboxes. For those living in condominium or apartment complexes, notes should be attached to trees directing Girl Scouts to condo or apartment numbers to retrieve donations under doormats.
Checks are preferred, made payable to Sonoma Girl Scouts. Donations beyond $10 are greatly appreciated. Monies support troop activities, trips and community service projects.
To schedule pick-up in rural areas or to call if your tree was overlooked on a pick-up day, call 205-1233.
For more information or to download a flyer, visit SonomaGirlScouts.com/xmas.