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Trail recycles Christmas trees

Old trees will be collected for chipping and use for landscaping projects around the city.

The City if Trail is thinking green this holiday season by taking recycling of Christmas trees into its own hands.

For the past 23 years the trees wound up at the McKelvey Creek Landfill, where they were mulched and composted, explained Larry Abenante, public works manager.

“We have our own chipper so we’re just going to pile them there (at the public works yard) and when we have time, we’ll chip them and then that material ends up being like bark mulch to be used through Community in Bloom or any other landscaping project we may have,” he explained.

Christmas tree pickup is done in partnership with J. L. Crowe Secondary School grads, who pick up tress at designated drop off points or where household refuse is usually collected. The city pays the class $750 for the service.

Abenante will be connecting with the grad committee in the new year to flesh out final pickup dates, with an eye set on the third week of January.

Residents should watch for signs that point to designated drop spots close to home.

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