Holiday festivities are winding down, and it's time to clean up. If , Bellevue residents have several options for disposing trees in a way that keep them out of landfills.
Trees should have no flocking, ornaments, paint, lights, metal hangers, nails or tinsel. You should check with the recycler of your choice to see if the tree should be cut up or left intact before pickup.
Curbside with the Allied Waste Services Yard Waste
Allied Waste Services customers can put Christmas trees on their curb with the regular yard waste on pickup day. The trees should be cut into four-foot lengths and tied into two-foot wide bundles with natural fiber rope or twine. For more information, call Allied Waste at 425-452-4762.
Boy Scout Troop 662
(Residents and offices in Woodridge, Kelsey Creek, College Hill, Newport Hills, Newport Shores and Somerset)
Pickup dates: Dec. 31, 2011 and Jan. 7, 2012.
To arrange for pickup, e-mail Troop662treepickup@hotmail.com by Jan. 2. Suggested donation $10 (no cash please).
Boy Scout Troop 600
(Residents and offices west of Interstate 405 between Interstate 90 and State Route 520, plus Yarrow, Hunts and Evergreen Points)
Pick-up Date and Time: Before 8 a.m. Jan. 7.
Drop off hours: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at , 9601 NE 24th Street, Bellevue.
Trees must have a pickup tag attached, which will be pre-sold, or a reservation must be made for pickup. Scouts will be also be collecting donations and distributing 'pick-up' tags at the new Your Local Market (located on the corner of 4th & Bellevue Way in the old Safeway) at the following dates and times:
December 31 1-5 pm
January 4 4-6 pm
January 6 4-6 pm
Residents also can leave a voice message or send a text message to 425-312-3730 before Jan. 3. Or email the troop at email@example.com.
For more information, check out the website at http://www.recyclemytree.org/
Local Drop Off
Drop off accepted at Pacific Topsoils after Dec. 25. Fee is $3. Do not cut up trees.
1733 127th Avenue NE, Bellevue
Hours Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm, Sat 8am - 5pm, Sun 9am - 4pm
Closed Christmas and New Years Day.
-- Information from the city of Bellevue Utilities Department, King County Solid Waste Division