Scouts to recycle Christmas trees


Local Boy Scout troops will continue their annual Christmas tree recycling service today and Jan. 5-6 in neighborhoods around Bend and in Sunriver, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters and Crooked River Ranch.

Scout troops ask for a $5 donation per tree. They will collect trees at the curb and take them to be ground into mulch at Knott Landfill in Bend.

The annual collection is a fundraiser for the scouts and a community service project.

Individual troops may have already posted flyers that specifies the day of pickup and instructions.

Trees should be clean of all decorations — including lights, tinsel etc. — and removed from their stands. Place trees at the end of your driveway by 9 a.m. on the specified pickup day. Your $5 donation should be placed in a plastic bag and secured to the tree with a rubber band. Checks can be made out to Boy Scouts of America. Proceeds directly support local scouts.

For pickup, contact:

• Southwest Bend (west of Third Street and south of Newport/Greenwood Avenue): 541-385-3977

• Northwest Bend (west of Third Street and north of Newport/Greenwood Avenue): 541-385-2692

• Northeast Bend (east of Third Street and north of Newport/Greenwood Avenue): 541-385-2672

• Southeast Bend (east of Third Street and south of Newport/Greenwood Avenue): 541-385-3942

• Sunriver: 541-385-3935

• La Pine: 541-358-3971

• Redmond: 541-385-3989

• Sisters: 541-385-2609

• Crooked River Ranch: 541-788-3375 (drop off trees at the old fire station hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today or Jan. 5-6).