City will pick-up, recycle trees

DOWNEY - CalMet Services, the city's franchised refuse hauler, will collect Christmas trees for recycling Dec. 26 until Jan. 16.Residents who receive automated curbside trash collection - usually single-family homes - may place their trees on the curb on their regular trash collection day. Apartment residents and businesses should call CalMet at (562) 259-1239 to schedule a pick-up date. However, trees must be set out at the curb and not by their trash bins. All trees must be free of decorations and stands, and should not be in a bag. Trees over four feet tall should be cut in half. Flocked trees are OK. Christmas trees can also be dropped off at the city's public works yard at 12324 Bellflower Blvd., behind Independence Park.

********** Published: December 18, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35