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FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT: Time To Get Rid Of Those Christmas Trees

Spokane Fire Department Press Release:

SPOKANE, Wash. - Dry Christmas Trees are extreme fire hazards. The SFD encourages you to remove and recycle your natural Christmas Tree as soon as possible. In the City of Spokane, convenient service is available with your weekly rubbish collection, or at special drop-off locations.

For those living in the City of Spokane... Recycle at Home: The Waste Management Department offers free curbside pickup for its customers Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Jan. 20. Once the decorations are removed, residents can place their fresh-cut trees at least three feet away from the refuse cart. You can recycle their Christmas Trees by following 3 easy steps: 1 .REMOVE ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand; 2. CUT the tree in pieces if taller than 6 feet in height; and 3. PLACE the tree pieces three feet away from their trash bin on their regularly scheduled garbage pickup days

No Curbside Collection?: Bring Your Tree to a Drop-off Site! trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. Also, trees taken to these facilities are subject to a $5 minimum charge for clean green disposal; they will be composted. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 625-6800. - Waste-to-Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. - Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road. - North Side Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road

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