How to ditch your Douglas fir

Leave those trees for Boy Scouts to collect; don't forget to recycle old electronics
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Christmas tree disposal methods 1. Place unflocked trees in your green waste bin Remove all branches and cut the trunk into sizes small enough to fit within the bin. Make sure the tree fits completely with the lid closed. This is the most cost-effective disposal solution, which reduces costs to the City of Roseville and helps keep utility rates low. 2. Take unflocked trees to one of the city’s Christmas tree drop-off sites Remove all tree stands, lights and ornaments before dropping off the tree on Saturday, Jan. 1, Sunday, Jan. 2, Saturday, Jan. 8 or Sunday, Jan. 9. The drop-off sites are Maidu Regional Park, 1550 Maidu Drive, Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. and Washington Boulevard across from the All American Speedway. 3. Leave your tree on the curb for Roseville Boy Scouts to collect The Boy Scouts are the only group authorized by the City of Roseville to collect trees this holiday season. Residents should leave their trees on the curb right before the Scouts begin picking them up at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, Sunday, Jan. 2, Saturday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9. The trees are taken to collection sites and recycled. The Scouts will visit every home in Roseville. The service is free but a donation is suggested. Residents can leave donations in envelopes attached to the trees. Residents who didn’t receive an envelope left at their house can call (916) 359-9277 for a team to retrieve their tree. 4. Granite Bay Boy Scouts will also pick up your trees Granite Bay Boy Scouts of America Troop 121 will also offer curbside pick-up in Granite Bay, bordered by Cavitt-Stallman, Sierra College Boulevard and the Placer County line. Leave trees at the curb by noon Sunday, Jan. 2 or 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. A tax-deductible donation of $10 per tree is requested. Make the check out to Boy Scouts Troop 121 and attach to the tree. Or drop off trees from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at Cavitt Junior High School, 7200 Fuller Drive or Miner’s Ravine Park parking lot for a $5 donation. For more information, visit 5. Dispose of trees at the Western Regional Landfill After Sunday, Jan. 9, Roseville residents can dispose of their trees at the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill, 3033 Fiddyment Road. For hours, rates and directions, visit ---------- How to dispose of old electronics Got shiny new electronics for the holidays but don’t know how to get ride of the old ones? Whatever you do, don’t toss them in the trash. That’s illegal and bad for the environment. Instead, turn to Byers Roseville Gymnastics Club. The nonprofit organization is hosting an electronics waste recycling event as a fundraiser. They will accept monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, digital cameras, zip drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, copiers, laser and multifunction scanners, fax machines, toasters, mixers, blenders, microwaves and vacuum cleaners (without bags). They cannot accept household appliances, including refrigerators, washers and dryers. They also cannot accept furniture, hazardous household waste, including batteries, car batteries, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, fluorescent light bulbs or tires. When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 Where: Byers Gymnastics, 2009 Opportunity Dr. in Roseville Cost: Free Info: Call (916) 412-3277 After millions of electronic gadgets were given out as Christmas gifts, Sims Recycling Solutions encourages everyone to safely and securely dispose of old electronics by participating in a monthly e-waste recycling event in Roseville. The e-waste collection event will operate as a drive through and drop off event. Staff will collect items from your car quickly and conveniently. Sims Recycling Solutions can accept the following: televisions, monitors, computers, laptops cell phones, telephones, printers, speakers, keyboards, mice, PDAs, radios, stereos, MP3s, DVDs, CD players and VCRs. The company cannot accept household appliances, smoke detectors, microwaves, batteries, ink or toner cartridges and cans or bottles. When: 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. This monthly recycling event takes place the first Friday of every month. Where: Sims Recycling Solutions, 8855 Washington Blvd. Cost: Free Info: Call (916) 772 5600 ~ Sena Christian