Now that the holidays are wrapping up and the new year awaits, it is time to decide what to do with the Christmas tree.
Residents with artificial trees are tasked with folding them up and storing them for next year’s festivities, but it isn’t quite so simple for those who prefer the real deal. Those residents face the task of deciding how and where to dispose of their tree.
The following list of recycling options may aid them in their decision making:
Boy Scout fundraiser, Jan. 4, 2014: Residents who would like the Boy Scouts to pick up their tree for recycling are asked to place the tree at the curb by no later than 6 a.m. Donations are appreciated for their annual fundraising event.
North County Recycling Center and Sanitary Land Fill, 17720 E. Harney Lane, Lodi: Residents are welcome to drop their trees off at the landfill at no charge until Jan. 18, 2014. Landfill hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 209-887-3868.
Green waste container: Residents can cut their tree into sections and place them in their green waste container. The sections must be small enough for the lid to close.
No matter which recycling option is chosen, recycled trees must be green with no flocking, and must be void of any decorations — no tinsel, ornaments, stands or lights.