DOWNEY - Downey residents can begin placing Christmas trees curbside for recycling beginning Dec. 27.The trees will be collected by CalMet Services, the city's franchised refuse hauler, and taken to the Puente Hills Landfill where they will be composted or ground up and recycled. Before placing trees curbside, residents should remove the stand and all decorations. Trees over four feet tall should be cut in half. CalMet will pick-up trees until Jan. 14. Commercial accounts, including businesses and apartments, should call CalMet at (562) 259-1239 to schedule a free pick-up. Christmas trees can also be dropped off at the city's public works yard behind Independence Park.
********** Published: December 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 35