Lacey residents: Tomorrow's your day to say good-bye to your Christmas tree

Scouts from Troop 222 will be collecting trees on Sat., Jan. 8 (and maybe a few donations)


BSA Troop 222's annual "Christmas Tree Roundup" is set for Sat., Jan. 8, in Lacey.

The scouts and their adult advisors will travel throughout the city picking up Christmas trees -- if they are placed next to the curb and have been cleaned of all ornaments, tinsel and other decorations. No stands can be accepted for recycling tomorrow, according to the City of Lacey.  

“Since 2016, Troop 222 has donated 2,240 community service hours," according to Assistant Scoutmaster John Tulloch, who added, "we've picked up nearly 6,000 Christmas trees.”

Troop 222, with the support of Asplundh, Lemay/Pacific Disposal, and Thurston County Solid Waste, will deliver the trees to the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center for recycling. The trees will be recycled into mulch.

This is one of Troop 222's largest community service projects. The scouts who participate will be credited with service hours that help them earn rank advancements. 

Troop 222 accepts donations for this community service.  "Donations pay for troop expenses such as campouts, and advancement recognition for the scouts,” according to Tulloch.

Lacey residents are invited to contribute to the troop by visiting or mailing a check to BSA Troop 222, PO Box 5379, Lacey, WA 98509.  

Outside of city limits?

Lacey staff advise that residents may take trees to the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (2420 Hogum Bay Road NE, Lacey) through January 16, free of charge. Subscribers to Pacific Disposal’s yard debris pick-up service may cut trees into 3-foot sections and place it in, or next to, the yard-waste container on their normal collection day.


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