VACAVILLE — As people begin disposing of their Christmas trees, Recology Vacaville Solano will collect trees on regular collection days through Jan. 17, 2014.
To prepare a tree for collection, remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights and stands, including wooden stands.
Place the tree in or next to your green yard waste bin. Trees taller that 5 feet must be cut into 3-foot sections to facilitate safe loading into the yard waste trucks.
Flocked trees cannot be accepted for composting.
Additionally a number of local Boy Scout troops will be collecting trees for a donation on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, 2014.
Troop; Neighborhoods; Phone number
Troop 180; Browns Valley, Markham, Vaca Valley Parkway, North Village, Cheyenne areas; 415-606-9374, 695-2437.
Troop 195; Vine Street, Leisure Town Road and Sierra Vista areas; 448-5763.
Troop 265; Crestview, Vacaville High, Hemlock and Orchard schools, north Orchard Park, north Alamo, north Orchard and Fruitvale areas; 448-8331.
Troop 476; Alamo Park, Andrews Park, Alamo and Elm school areas; 415-720-8605.
Troop 852; east of Peabody Road and south of Alamo Drive and Three Oaks Community Center, Willows Park, Padan Park, Keating Park, New and Old Fairmont, Will C. Wood High, Berryessa and Southwood areas; 853-1592.
Troop 897; Meadowlands Park, Regency Park, Stonegate Park, Vaca Peña Middle School, Woodstock Greens and Vacaville Premium Outlets; 474-5657.
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