Jan 022012


What’s the responsible thing to do with that Christmas tree when its time has past?

Here are a few options:

You can ‘treecycle’ it at the Yolo County Landfill, where it will be turned into mulch for reuse. Remove all decorations before bringing it in. You can also recycle old electronics such as TVs, computers, monitors (and papers, plastics, cans and bottles) at the landfill at 44090 C.R. 28H between Davis and Woodland.  Normal hours are 6:30-4 on Monday-Saturday, and Sundays 9-5. For information on the landfill, visit www.yolocounty.org or call (530) 666-8729.

You can also set the tree curbside for pickup with your regular garbage and recycling service. Strip it of all tinsel and other decorations. Cut it into pieces (less than about 3’) to fit inside your yard waste cart, or place the pieces next to the cart on your service day.

Or take it to the parking lot at Whitey’s Jolly Kone (1300 Jefferson Blvd.) between 9-3 on Sat., Jan. 7, where local Cub Scouts will help recycle the tree (donations to the Cubs are welcome).

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