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Marysville Parks, Boys 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 create for use at the City’s Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park, and surrounding 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. 9 only. Please have your tree at curbside by 8 a.m.

Participating is easy, said Jim Ballew, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, which partners with the scouts. Look for a donation envelope at your door between now and prior to the tree pickup dates. 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, 6302 152nd St. NE. Donations are optional.

If you prefer, you can also bring your tree directly Strawberry Fields athletic complex, 6302 152nd St. NE, serving Marysville residents in the north end. For more information about this program call the Marysville Parks Office at 360-363-8400.

If Scouts miss a tree on the designated pickup dates, residents may call the program director at 369-659-6334 and it will be picked up.

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