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City will recycle Christmas trees

MONDAY, DEC. 27, 2010

Undecorated Christmas trees will be picked up, chipped up and composted if Spokane residents put them out on garbage day.

Trees must be smaller than 6 feet tall or cut in half and set alongside trash cans, said Marlene Feist, city of Spokane spokeswoman.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling are on a normal schedule through New Year’s Eve.

People can also take trees to the Waste-to-Energy Plant, 2900 S. Geiger Blvd.; Spokane Valley Transfer Station, 3941 N. Sullivan Road; or the North Side Transfer Station, 22123 Elk-Chattaroy Road.

“Trees taken to these facilities are subject to a $5 minimum charge for clean green disposal; they will be composted,” Feist said.

For information about curbside pickup, call (509) 625-7878. For information about dropping trees off, call (509) 625-6800.

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