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Central Oregon Boy Scouts collecting Christmas trees for recycling this weekend

Central Oregon Boy Scouts collecting Christmas trees for recycling this weekend

Eagle Scout Byron Schroeder recycles a Christmas tree.

As they do every year, Central Oregon Boy Scouts will be collecting Christmas Trees for recycling during the next two weekends.

The collections will happen Dec. 30-31 and January 6-7. Regions the Scouts will be collecting include:

  • Bend
  • La Pine and Sunriver
  • Madras and nearby areas
  • Prineville
  • Redmond

Phone numbers to call for collection are at the bottom of this article, but the Scouts say those living in the Bend city limits won’t need to call as they will be scouring the city.

The Scouts ask that you have your tree cleaned of all decorations and place it by the street where it is easily visible. They will not be checking alleys.

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The Scouts are asking for a $10 donation, but more will be accepted. Attach your donation in a ziplock bag, rubber banded to the tree. Checks should be made out to Scouts BSA. Donations can also be made through PayPal or Venmo at www.takeyourtree.com.

Those living in the Bend City Limits do not need to call ahead to have their tree picked up, the Scouts said. Troops will start at 8 a.m. on collection days and drive through the area. However, they have phone numbers available to call for those with questions.

541-475-7274 for pick up in Madras
541 385-3989 for pick up in Redmond
541-777-7335 / 541-350-4140 for pick up in Prineville.
541-385-3977 for pick up in Sunriver/La Pine

541-385-2672 for pick up in NE Bend (Zone 1)
541-385-3942 for pick up in SE Bend (Zone 2)
541-385-2640 for pick up in Central Bend (Zone 3)
541-385-3977 for pick up in SW Bend (Zone 4)
541-385-2692 for pick up in NW Bend (Zone 5)

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