▶️ How to recycle your Christmas tree in Central Oregon

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Now that Christmas is over, how do you properly recycle your Christmas tree?

First, be sure to remove all the lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and any other non-organic materials from the tree. 

Republic Services says Christmas can be recycled in your yard debris cart. You need to cut the tree down into three or four smaller pieces so it can fit into the cart.

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You can also that tree with you to Knott Landfill in Bend. Deschutes Recycling will grind up trees, along with the rest of the yard debris, and turn it into compost and mulch.

“It’s free to the public to come out and bring a Christmas tree. We’re going to collect trees after Christmas through January 31,” said Rusty Davis, Operations Manager for Deschutes Recycling.

If you don’t want to make the drive to the dump, the Boy Scouts will pick up your tree on the weekend of Dec. 31-Jan. 1 and Jan. 7-8 for a donation. Click the links below for details about how to contact them for different communities.

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