Ready to get your Christmas tree out of the house?
The City of Maricopa has again created an area to drop off your trees for recycling, and a local Boy Scout troop can take your tree off your hands, too.
The drop-off location is in the Heritage District near the junction of Wilson and Garvey avenues. Signs are up to guide drivers. It is open 24 hours a day. The City will accept Christmas trees through Jan. 31.
The service is for real trees only, and they should be un-decorated. The trees will be chipped for mulch and other uses. For more information, call 520-316-6946.
Boy Scout Troop 993 will pick up your tree as part of its 13th annual fundraiser. The boys will pick up the trees Jan. 5. Customary donation for the service is $5, but any amount is appreciated.
To schedule a time for pick-up, email your name, address, subdivision and phone number to Troop993@yahoo.com, or call Gerry Hahn at 516-551-4360.
Have your tree out in front of your home by 9 a.m. If you do not wish to be disturbed, leave donations in an envelope taped to the tree or under your front door mat.