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Local Boy Scout troops to recycle Christmas trees

Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood troops to collect old trees for cash donations


SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Christmas tree recycling is a major fundraiser for local Boy Scouts troops. Next week, troops across Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood will be collecting trees for suggested donations.As the holiday season winds down, several local Boy Scout troops are gearing up to help local families recycle their Christmas trees.

Recycling Christmas trees is a major fundraiser for many local troops. Scouts will be driving around Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood to pick up trees over the next few weeks.

Here’s what to do if you want to dispose of your Christmas trees and support the Boy Scouts at the same time:


TIGARD

Two Tigard Boy Scout troops will be collecting Christmas trees across Tigard and parts of Beaverton.

• Troop 423 — will be picking up trees on Saturday, Jan. 2, and Sunday, Jan. 3, in several local ZIP codes, 97223 and 97224 in Tigard and 97007 and 97008 in Beaverton.

A donation of $10 per tree is suggested. Trees should be left on the curb with a check written to Troop 423. All proceeds will go to the troop.

To schedule a pickup call 503-972-3423 or visit www.troop423bsa.org/christmastrees.

Want to drop off your tree in person? The Troop is holding a drop-off location next to O'Reilly Auto Parts, 13145 S.W. Pacific Hwy., during the recycling days.

• Troop 419 — Planning on keeping your tree for a bit longer? Troop 419 will be picking up trees on Jan. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

A $12 donation is suggested, and the troop asks that trees be placed at the curb by 9 a.m. on pickup day.

To schedule your pickup visit www.troop419.us.


TUALATIN

Tualatin Boy Scout troops 35 and 530 will be scouring the neighborhoods the next two weekends on the hunt for trees to be recycled.

The two troops will work together to pick up trees on Saturday, Jan. 2, and Saturday, Jan. 9.

The Scouts ask that trees be curbside by 8 a.m. They are requesting a $10 donation for trees under 6 feet, and $15 for trees taller than 6 feet.

Scouts will be picking up trees between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

To schedule a pickup, email trees@troop530.org.

A drop-off site will be set up both days in the north parking lot of Tualatin High School, 22300 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.


SHERWOOD

Sherwood Boy Scout Troops 116 and 225, along with Cub Scout Packs 710 and 737, will be holding their annual Christmas tree recycling fundraiser the first two weekends of January.

Scouts will be collecting Christmas trees on Jan. 2 and 3, and again on Jan. 9 and 10. Residents are asked to have trees on the curb by 11 a.m. on those days.

A suggested $10 tax-deductible donation may be attached to the tree using an envelope or bag. Checks can be made out to "BSA Troop 116."

Also, trees (including flocked trees) may be dropped off at the former Haggen grocery parking lot, 16030 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Sherwood, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for recycling as well.

For information or to request a pickup, leave a message at 503-610-3580 or visit www.sherwood116.com.


By Geoff Pursinger
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503-546-0744
email: gpursinger@commnewspapers.com
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