Christmas Tree recycling with the Boy Scouts

Downtown Bend Christmas TreeIf you have a Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of, consider the Boy Scouts Christmas tree recycling program if you don’t do that already. For a modest donation of $5 to $8 they will come to your house to pick up your tree (that you’ve left outside) on one of the two next weekends—you just have to call to arrange the pick-up day.

Here’s the press release with details:

Your local Boy Scout troops are excited to begin the collection and recycling of Christmas trees in your community the weekends of on January 2nd & 3rd and again on the 9th and 10th. We request a donation of $5- $8 but will gladly accept any donation over that amount. All the money raised from the boys’ efforts goes directly to the individual Scout troops. Your donation is used to fund local troop activities, community service projects and to replace worn out camping and other outdoor gear that the boys use throughout the year.

Individual troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. If you live within the City limits of Bend or Redmond you do not need to call to have your tree picked up. Other cities and areas of the County have their contact phone numbers listed below. Please have your tree cleaned of all decorations and place it on the edge of your property by the street where it is easily visible to Scouts and drivers. We will not be checking alleys. Place your donation in a plastic bag and secure it to the tree with a rubber band. Please make your check out to ‘Boy Scouts of America’ or as specified on the door flyer within your area. The troops will be cruising the area picking up trees starting around 9am.

If you did not receive a door flyer, wish to make other payment options, need special assistance with your tree or have general questions; please call and/or leave a message at the messaging phone number for your area. A special Thank You goes out to Centratel which has generously donated this voicemail message service for the last couple of years –

  • 541 385-3977 for pick up in SW Bend. West of 3rd St and South of Newport/Greenwood
  • 541 385-2692 for pick up in NW Bend. West of 3rd St and North of Newport/Greenwood
  • 541 385-2672 for pick up in NE Bend. East of 3rd St and North of Greenwood/Hwy 20
  • 541 385-3942 for pick up in SE Bend. East of 3rd St and South of Greenwood/Hwy 20
  • 541 385-3971 for pick up in La Pine
  • 541 385-3989 for pick up in Redmond
  • 541 385-2640 for pick up in Sisters
  • 541 385-3935 for pick up in Sunriver

Make sure to call sooner rather than later to make sure you get in the schedule!