Still wondering what to do with your real Christmas tree? Residents of Harrison Hot Springs and Kent have a few ways to recycle.
Harrison Hot Springs
If you’re part of the residential curbside collection program in Harrison Hot Springs, the first opportunity to have your Christmas tree picked up was this morning (Jan. 3).
If you missed it, don’t worry. Community Services coordinator Rhonda Schell has assured there will be four more days to put your tree out this month.
“Our pick-up today was moved one day because of the stat holiday,” Schell said, explaining why pick-up was done on a Friday this week instead of the usual Thursday.
Moving forward, Schell said residents can put their Christmas trees out by 7 a.m. on any of the remaining Thursdays in January.
Trees must be cut into pieces no longer than 4 feet, she added. Ideally they should be put out on the ground, next to any organics.
Kent and Agassiz
As in previous years, people can drop their Christmas trees off whole at Kent Recycling, located at 7659 Industrial Way in Agassiz.
The cost of the drop off service is $2 per tree and the hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The service continues throughout the holiday season.
Of course, there is another tried, tested, true (and free) way for nearby residents to get rid of their Christmas trees — the goat way.
Peter Flukiger is once again inviting people to drop their trees off at 6055 Else Rd. so he can feed them to the Agassiz Goat Dairy herd.
The family farm has had goats since about 2000 and Flukiger has been collecting trees for them since 2016.
He previously told the Observer that the goats can eat a tree in as few as one or two hours.
All he asks is that people drop trees off behind the mailbox, and ensure they remove any tinsel and decorations before doing so.