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Christmas tree recycling

When Christmas is over, many people start to take down their trees and look for a place to recycle them.

Remember: Before recycling, remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and other materials that are not a part of the original tree. Wreaths and swags can also be recycled, but take them off of the frames and wires.

In Clark County, the following options are available for recycling Christmas trees:

Boy Scouts request a $7 donation is suggested (tape envelope to the front door). Service area includes all of Clark County school district boundaries except Green Mountain and rural Battle Ground. The pick up day for 2010 will be January 2, 2010, and for residents of Camas and southeast areas the pick up day will be January 9, 2010.

Curbside Collection
Clark County, Vancouver, Ridgefield, Camas, Battle Ground, Yacolt, and Washougal yard debris curbside recycling customers may set out tree (5 feet or less) in or next to their yard debris cart on regular yard debris collection day. The yard debris cart should be placed next to the tree. If tree is in addition to the 96-gallon limit of yard debris, a fee of $2.12-$3.05 will be charged depending on your collection area.

Or take your tree to:

Camas Public Works Operation Center, 1620 SE 8th Avenue on January 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$7 donation for the Boy Scouts

Central Transfer and Recycling Center
11034 NE 117th Avenue Vancouver WA (360) 256-8482
$1 each for first three trees.

H&H Wood Recyclers
8401 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA (360) 892-2805
$1 each

McFarlane's Bark
8806 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA (360) 892-6125
$2 each

Triangle Resources
612 SE Union, Camas, WA (360) 834-7253
$2 each


Washougal Transfer Station
4020 South Grant St., Washougal, WA (360) 835-2500
$1 each for first three trees.

West Van Materials Recovery Center
6601 NW Old Lower River Road, Vancouver, WA (360)-737-1727
$1 each for first three trees

For more information call Clark County Public Works Department, Solid Waste Program, (360) 397-6118 ext. 4352.

Note: If 10,000 trees were recycled we would save the weight of a blue whale in waste from entering landfills.


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