Once again, local Boy Scout troops will collect and recycle Christmas trees in neighborhoods around Kent for a suggested donation of $5.00. To ensure pick-up, trees must be placed outside by 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the scouts are unable to confirm an exact pick-up time.
That same day, scouts will be on hand at Service Club Ballfields, 14608 SE 288th Street, if you prefer to deliver your tree yourself. The scouts will unload the trees and accept your donation. Trees with tinsel and/or flock cannot be accepted.
If you would like to mail your donation, you may mail it to: Attn: Christmas Tree Drive, PO Box 5094, Kent, WA 98064. For more information, contact the Kent Lions & Foundation (253-852-5466) or check the city’s community calendar at KentWA.gov.
This long-running program keeps the trees out of landfills, and provides a stockpile of chips for use by Parks Operations to mulch new plants and maintain trails in the city parks system. By participating in the program, you can help the Boy Scouts, the Parks Department, and the environment.
The city of Kent will also provide free curbside pickup of Christmas trees to residential households within the Kent city limits the week of January 5-9. You must be a current Republic Service garbage customer to be eligible. The event flyer is mailed to residential customers in mid-December.