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Marysville Parks, Boy Scouts team up to recycle Christmas trees

MARYSVILLE – Want to recycle your Christmas tree? Marysville Parks and Recreation Department and Marysville-area Boy Scout troops can help.

When the holidays are over and you’re ready to take down the tree, Marysville Parks and Boy Scouts in our community encourage you to recycle your tree by leaving it at curbside for pickup. You will help Scouts raise funds for their activities, and give your tree new life as recycled mulch and chips that City crews will use at Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Dog Park, and other parks and trails.

Boy Scouts with Troops 80, 81, 82, 84 and 419 in Marysville will pick up your tree between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8 only. Please have your tree at curbside by 8 a.m.

Participating is easy, says Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew. If you have not already received one, look for a donation envelope at your door between now and prior to the tree pickup date. When you’re ready to have your green tree collected (no flocking or tinsel allowed), leave it at the curb the night before pickup. Scouts will deliver it to Strawberry Fields Athletic Park, 6100 152nd Street NE. Donations are optional.

If you prefer, you can also bring your tree directly Strawberry Fields. For more information about this program call the Marysville Parks Office at 360-363-8400.

If Scouts miss a tree on the pickup date, residents may call the program director at 360-659-6334 and it will be picked up.

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