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Last Chance: Hazelwood, Boy Scouts Will Recycle Your Holiday Tree

Both entities are providing avenues for Hazelwood residents that want to get rid of their holiday trees in the New Year.

The City of Hazelwood is partnering again with Allied Waste Services to help residents get rid of their real Christmas trees after the first of the year. 

Allied will be picking up real Christmas trees in the Hazelwood area through  January 31.

Normally, Allied charges a $2 fee for picking up live trees; however, Hazelwood residents who are signed up for Allied's Yard Waste Service won't have to pay this fee.

Hazelwood Foots the Bill

Additionally, the City of Hazelwood is offering to pay the $2 fee for residents who haven't signed up for yard waste service and still need their real Christmas trees taken away. 

To take advantage of this deal, residents should contact Allied's Customer Service Department at 636-947-5959 to schedule a pick-up appointment.

Residents should place their real Christmas trees at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular recycling day or on the day of their scheduled pick-up appointment in January. 

If the tree is more than 6 feet tall, it will need to be cut in half.  The trunks of the tree should be facing the street.  Plus, the trees must be clean of all ornaments, lights, and stands.

Boys Scouts Help Out

Boy Scout Troop 740 of Hazelwood and Florissant will also be recycling Christmas trees on every Saturday in January.

This will be the first year the troop has offered the pick-up service, which will include up to 20 scout participants. 

The service is free; however, the organization suggests a donation for the service of $10-25. 

The service is one of the primary fundraising sources for scouting in the North County community.

Residents wishing to participate should complete the on-line form found at www.tinyurl.com/troop740

Curbside pickups begin at 8 a.m. on Jan. 26.

For questions pertaining to the recycling effort, please contact  314-643-7003.

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