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City offers curbside Christmas tree pick-up starting Monday

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Curbside tree pickup starts Monday. Curbside tree pickup starts Monday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Now that Christmas is over for another year, the City of Spokane is prepared to help you clean up. The city's Solid Waste Collection Department will offer free curbside pickup for its customers starting Monday, December 28, through Friday January 15.

Once decorations are removed, residents can place their fresh cut trees at least three feet away from garbage cans and recycling bins on their regularly scheduled garbage days. No artificial trees or flocked trees are allowed for the service.

The City will accept trees up to six feet tall. If you're tree is taller than that, the city asks that you cut them in half. Loose branches can be bundled next to the tree, but also should not exceed six feet. For more info, call Solid Waste Collection at 509-625-7878.

Residents can also take their trees to:

  • Waste-to-Energy Facility, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd. Open 7: 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
  • North County Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Trees taken to these facilities are subject to the minimum charge for clean green disposal; they will be composted. For more information, call the Recycling Hotline at 509-477-6800.

Additionally, be on the lookout to dispose of your tree and help a good cause. Scout troops, school groups and other charitable organizations will dispose of trees for a donation.

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