The trees will be ground up into wood chips and donated to public trails and gardens
ANCHORAGE- Christmas is over and many Alaskans will begin taking down their Christmas trees.
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling are asking people, who used live trees this year, to recycle instead dumping into the landfill.
The organization has drop off locations at any Carrs-Safeway parking lot in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Palmer.
If people need to have their tree picked up, Boy Scout Troop 268 will come haul the tree away, said Mary Fisher with Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling.
“Troop 268 of the Boy Scouts are out picking up trees from your house. You just call this number 868-8899 and leave a message and the Boy Scouts will show up to take your tree to one of these sites,” she said. “They ask for a small donation but that is optional, of course”
The trees will be ground up into wood chips and donated to public trails and gardens.
The organization is only taking live trees; wreaths won’t be accepted, Fisher said.
The program ends Jan. 15.