On Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, local Boy Scout troops will collect and recycle Christmas trees in neighborhoods around Kent for a $5.00 donation. The location is Service Club Ballfields, 14608 SE 288th Street (west off Kent-Kangley Road at 144th).
To ensure pick-up, trees must be placed outside by 8:00 AM Saturday morning; the scouts are unable to confirm an exact pick-up time. If you prefer to deliver your tree yourself, please bring it to Service Club Ballfields. Scouts will be on hand to unload the trees and accept your donation. Trees with tinsel and/or flock cannot be accepted. For more information, contact the Kent Lions & Foundation (253-852-5466) or check the City’s community calendar at www.KentWA.gov.
This long-running program keeps the trees out of landfills and provides a stockpile of chips for use by Parks Maintenance to mulch new plants and maintain trails in the City parks system. By participating in the program, you can help the Boy Scouts, the Parks Department, and the environment.
City of Kent Recycling: Jan. 9 – 13, 2012
The City of Kent will also provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees for residential households within the Kent City Limits the week of January 9-13, 2012. You must be a current Allied Waste garbage customer to be eligible. An event flyer is mailed to residential garbage customers in mid-December.
- Unflocked & completely clean of decorations
- Without stands
- Base of tree cannot exceed four inches in diameter
- Trees taller than five feet must be cut into three-foot sections and bundled with natural material like twine
- If your tree is missed, call Allied Waste at 206-682-9735.