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Boy Scout troop 400 is recycling Christmas trees at local high schools. Boy Scout troop 400 is recycling Christmas trees at local high schools.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Many Spokane residents still have Christmas trees up and decorated. But, as we get closer and closer to New Year's Day, most will pull the ornaments off the tree and find a way to get rid of it. 

Boy Scout troop 400 in the Spokane Valley recycles trees as a part of a fundraiser. The troop is set up in the parking lots of both University High School and Central Valley High School. The fundraiser is on the weekends of December 27 and 28, and January 3 and 4. If you would like to drop off your tree, troop 400 will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you don't have a truck or a way to get your tree to the high schools, the Boy Scouts will come pick it up, within a five-mile radius of both schools.

Sunshine Disposal helps out the troop by providing the tree recycling services for free, so all of the money goes to the Scouts. The troop charges $5 per tree if you drop it off, $10 for the tree pick-up. Troop 400 hopes to raise $1,000 over the two weekends. The money will go into the troop's general fund. The proceeds will go to help pay for camping and hiking equipment, supplies for service projects, Boy Scout patches, and training.

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