RICHLAND -- Cut Christmas trees can be recycled in Richland beginning Dec. 26.
All decorations must be removed prior to recycling.
Residents may take their trees to the parking lots of the Richland Pool, 1005 Swift Boulevard, Badger Mountain Park, 350 Keene Road or to the Horn Rapids landfill. The Christmas tree recycling opportunity ends Jan. 10.
Trees will be chipped and the mulch available at the landfill beginning in late January.
To check on tree mulch supply, call 942-7498
Garden shows in Seattle, Tacoma in January
TACOMA -- The 27th Annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show is Jan. 27-31 at the Tacoma Dome. It includes more than 1,000 exhibits and has two levels of exhibits and display gardens.
Plus a full schedule of "how-to" seminars to inspire and inform the do-it-yourselfer with all their home, indoor and outdoor decorating and improvement needs.
Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 31.
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (weekdays only, 62 and older); and free to children 16 and under.
The Seattle 2010 Northwest Flower & Garden Show runs Feb. 3-7 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, at Seventh and Pike streets in Seattle. The show features six acres of flowers, exhibits and seminars.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 3-6 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 7.
Admission is $20 for adults at the door or $16 if bought online; $5 for youths ages 13-17; and free for children aged 12 and under.
For more information, or tickets, call 253-756-2121. For information on the Tacoma show, go to www.otshows.com.
For information on the Seattle show, go to www.gardenshow.com.
Recycle packaging peanuts in Kennewick
KENNEWICK -- Reduce the amount of plastic loose-fill or packing "peanuts" that end up in landfills by recycling them at a plastic loose-fill collection center at: Mail By The Mall, 8220 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick.
For more information, go to loosefillpackaging.com.