Boy Scouts accept coats at annual Christmas tree recycling event


first_imgBoy Scouts from the Columbia Gorge and Fort Vancouver districts will collect new or gently used coats on Jan. 5 during their annual Christmas tree recycling event. The Scouts will visit neighborhoods in Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas and Washougal starting at 9 a.m. Those who want their trees taken away are asked to place trees at the curb by 8 a.m. Jan. 5 with the stand, lights and ornaments removed. The Scouts will accept donations for recycling trees. The recommended donation is $10 a tree.The trees will be recycled and turned into wood chips, ensuring the trees won’t be dumped into landfills. The Scouts bring the trees to the city of Camas, McFarlane’s Bark, West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center, Clark Public Utilities, HD Fowler, Chuck’s Produce in Salmon Creek and Waste Connections. The organizations all donate time, equipment and services to the recycling process. While collecting trees, the Scouts will also collect new or gently used coats to donate to Friends of the Carpenter, where they will be cleaned and distributed. Those wishing to donate coats should place them on their porch and clearly mark that the jackets are for donation. For more information, contact David Cramblett at [email protected] or 503-730-6201.last_img

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