January 02, 2015 - 9:29 AM
PENTICTON - The big buildup to Christmas has come and gone, the big day is over and now, clean up begins.
What to do with that tree in the living room that is starting to lose its needles?
City and regional governments are encouraging residents not to burn their Christmas trees once the holiday season ends. To that end, collections have been organized so your tree can be recycled properly.
In the City of Penticton, residents can drop off their trees at number two firehall, located at 285 Dawson Avenue, where they will be collected, chipped and recycled.
Drop-offs can take place from December 26, 2014 to January 31, 2015. For more information, contact the public works department at 250-490-2500.
Penticton firefighters will pick up Christmas trees from Dec. 27 to Jan. 18 for a donation. Penticton and West Bench residents can call 250-490-2315 to register for collection. Donations will go to B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and Muscular Dystrophy charities.
Residents outside the city can take their trees to a number of locations in the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen.
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