Town to help with used Christmas tree pick-up

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Once the presents are unwrapped and the needles start to drop, it’s time to give the Christmas tree a proper retirement.

AVCO Disposal will pick up Christmas trees from the curbs of Apple Valley residents between Jan. 2 and 11 on regular trash service days.

There are three simple steps to take: Remove all decorations, tinsel and stands; cut the tree in half; and place it curbside on your regular trash service day.

The clean trees will be collected for grinding and composting. This practice conserves landfill space. Flocked trees cannot be composted, so they must be cut in half and placed in the green trash barrel for regular disposal. For more information, call AVCO Disposal at (760) 245-8607.