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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Christmas tree disposal after the holiday season


January 2, 2020

The tree needles have fallen, the smell of Christmas fades and live Christmas trees begin to become bare as the Christmas season comes to a close.

When it comes time for the tree to go there are a few options for disposal in the county.


Empire Disposal will pick-up Christmas trees at an additional fee for existing customers.

“The fee is the same as a regular extra charge of $4.79,” said Jamie Bretveld, Empire Disposal office manager.

Bretvald said the trees out for pick-up can't be taller than six feet. If taller, the tree will need to be cut in half before put out for pick-up...

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