Troop 499 to collect Christmas trees Saturday

January 3, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. Jan. 3, 2014

Newcastle’s Boy Scout Troop 499 circulate through local neighborhoods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 4 to collect Christmas trees from homes for disposal for its annual fundraiser.

Homeowners should place trees at their curb for pickup. Place donations to the Scouts in a Ziploc bag and envelope addressed to Troop 499 at 8042 116th Ave. S.E., Newcastle, WA 98056, on the tree. Donations can also be mailed to that address.

Homeowners can call 206-579-7732 or 206-817-8323 for missed pickups.

It is not uncommon for trees to be picked up a week after the official date, and each year, the troop collects about 500 trees that get chipped and recycled. Read more