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Boy Scout Christmas tree collection

Will Hiserman unloads a tree collected by the Silverado District Boy Scouts at Napa's Alston Park in January 2016.

When the holidays are over, Napa residents can get help from local Boy Scouts in getting their Christmas trees out of the house.

The Silverado District Boy Scouts will hold their 43rd annual Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day on Saturday, Jan. 6. Scouts will retrieve trees left at the curb before 9 a.m. and remove them for recycling into compost, mulch, or fuel for renewable energy, the Scouting group said in a statement.

Residents should remove all potential hazards from discarded trees, including ornaments, tinsel, nails, metal spikes and tree stands. Do not set trees outside homes earlier, as collection will take place only on the scheduled day.

Voluntary donations of $10 per tree will be accepted. Donation checks should be written to the Boy Scouts of America and placed in an envelope at the door. Do not leave money on the tree.

Napa Recycling customers who miss the Boy Scout tree pickup can leave their trees out for collection during normal trash hauling service starting Monday, Jan. 8. Flocked trees will be accepted, but trees taller than 8 feet should be sawed in half before disposal. Wreaths and other holiday greenery go into compost containers.

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