Make your Christmas clean up easier

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The Christmas holiday has come to an end, and if you’re looking to get rid of your old Christmas tree, you’re in luck. 

The City of Sioux City will be picking up trees on the curbside during the first two weeks of January. Every tree should have all decorations removed and the tree should be cut into four-foot lengths. 

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of cutting your tree, the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is also accepting Christmas trees beginning December 26 through January 14, 2019.

Resource Naturalist Tyler Flammang said this is something they do every year as an effort to promote recycling.

“It’s just a great way for people to kind of recycle their old trees. This gives a good task at helping us maintain our trails out here,” said Flammang. 

All of the decorations must be removed from the tree or it will not be accepted. Wreaths are also not accepted. 

The trees will be chipped and used on the trails throughout the nature trail.

“We just ask that all of the trees are real Christmas trees and not fake ones. We don’t want to have plastic chips on our nature trails,” said Flammang. 

 Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is located at 4500 Sioux River Road on Highway 12. 

Scout Troop 451 will also pick up your Christmas from the curbside for a donation. 

They ask that you place your donation in a sealed envelope and tie it to the tree at the curb. Text your address to one of the following phone numbers and the tree will be picked up.

  • 712-253-1742

  • 712-212-1670

  • 402-404-1006

The Scout Troop will be picking up trees starting January 2, 2019, through January 9, 2019. You can contact Rick for more question at 712-253-1742. 

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