Christmas tree recycling program on Saturday

‘Tis the season to get rid of that Christmas tree.

Once again, the City of Fort St. John is making it easier, and more environmentally friendly, to dispose of the festive trees.

On Saturday, January 9th, members from the North Peace Secondary School Seeds of Learning group and the North Peace Gymnastics Club will be collecting any trees that are placed on the curb.

The city will provide both clubs an honorarium in return for collecting the trees.

Collection lasts from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Trees should be free of all decorations, tinsel and plastic bags.

Alternatively, residents have the option of dropping their Christmas trees off at the City’s Snow Removal Dump Site, located at 79th Avenue and 93rd Street beside DGS Astro Paving.

The Christmas trees that are collected will be chipped and used for the summer mulching and composting programs.