Spokane Valley

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011, 1:53 P.M.

Don’t burn that Christmas tree

If you are looking for a way to dispose of your Christmas tree, the Spokane Valley Transfer Station is willing to take it off your hands. Residents can take their undecorated, unflocked trees to the station at 3941 N. Sullivan Road for a $5 disposal fee. Trees taller than six feet must be cut in half. The trees will be composted.

Above all, don't haul your tree out in your yard and torch it. I've already heard one call on the scanner for that recently. Outside burning is illegal in almost every area served by the Spokane Valley Fire Department. The trees also burn hot and fast and could spread fire where you don't really want it.

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