If you don’t have access to a Boy Scout who will haul away your Christmas tree, you still have options to ensure the tree is recycled.
Several Scout troops in Omaha annually arrange to pick up trees in certain neighborhoods as a service project. That was the case Saturday as members of Cub Scout Pack 17 and Boy Scout 42 worked in the Dundee neighborhood.
But if you didn’t get the haul-away service, you can drop your bare tree off for recycling at locations in the Omaha area through Jan. 14. For more details, go to http://www.wasteline.org and click on recycling.
Drop-off sites are open daily during daylight hours at these locations:
» Tranquility Park, 120th Street and West Maple Road, north lot of soccer complex
» Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, near intersection of Bob Gibson Drive and 13th Street, northwest corner of parking lot
» Orchard Park, along 66th Street north of Hartman Avenue
» Football field, F Street east of 156th Street, parking lot east of field
» Ta Ha Zouka Park, 20801 Elkhorn Drive, parking lot behind Chamber of Commerce
» Hughes Mulch Products, 3211 Keystone Drive; closed on Sundays
» Kelly West Park, 87th Street and Park View Boulevard
» Wehrspann Lake, Highway 370 between Interstate 80 and 168th Street; Wildlife Management Area south parking lot
» Old Sarpy County landfill, 8902 Cedar Island Road, Bellevue
» Papillion Senior Center, 1001 Limerick Road
» Papio Bay Aquatic Center, 815 E. Halleck St., Papillion
» La Vista Sports Complex, along 66th Street two blocks south of Harrison Street.
Omaha residents have the option of having Christmas trees picked up with their yard waste. But the tree branches must be no more than 2 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long; the branches and greenery also must be bundled with string or twine.
Council Bluffs will offer curbside collection for Christmas trees the week of Jan. 6-10.