Christmas tree disposal options being offered

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 27, 2012 

Christmas tree disposal will be available in some areas of the Tri-Cities beginning this week.

-- Waste Management customers can drop trees off at the Kennewick Transfer Station at no charge. Curbside tree pickup service is available to county customers for a charge. Trees must be cut to 4-foot sections and bundled for pickup. Fees are based on each 4-foot section.

-- Pasco residents can take cut trees to the annual recycling event at the Tri-Cities International Cross County Running Course, north of Golf Land on Road 36, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Jan. 12. Trees must be stripped of all decorations. They will be chipped and spread over the track at a later date.

-- Richland residents can drop their trees off for recycling for free from Dec. 31 to Jan. 13 in the parking lots at the Richland Pool, 1005 Swift Blvd., or Badger Mountain Park, 350 Keene Road.

Trees also will be accepted at the Horn Rapids Landfill, 3102 Twin Bridges Road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. The landfill will be closed Jan. 1.

-- Basin Disposal will pick up trees at curbside at no extra charge for customers in Pasco, West Richland and Benton City. The trees do not need to be cut up.

-- Rural residents in Franklin County will be charged a fee for curbside pickup depending on the size of the tree. However, rural residents who cut up their tree to fit into their trash bin will not be charged a fee.

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