City recycling Christmas trees

DOWNEY - Downey residents receiving automated curbside trash collection service may place their Christmas trees curbside on their regular trash collection day.Collection of trees will run from Monday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 13. 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 used for the County Sanitation Districts' Landfill Cover Project. Businesses and apartments may call CalMet at (562) 259-1239 ext. 7 for free pick-up of holiday trees. However, trees must be set out at the curb, not by trash bins.

********** Published: December 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 35