POLK COUNTY -- The following organizations are among those offering Christmas tree recycling services this weekend in Polk County:
* Boy Scout Troop 38 of Monmouth and Independence is offering a Christmas tree recycling service, with pickup dates available Saturday and Sunday.
Cost is by a donation to the troop. Proceeds help support Troop 38 with upcoming activities and projects.
To arrange to have your tree picked up, call 503-893-8380 or send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number and the date you want your tree picked up to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Heart to Heart Church will pick up -- or you will be able to drop off -- trees at 191 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost per tree is $4 if you drop the tree off at the church or $5 if your tree is picked up. Proceeds benefit the church's children's camp fund. For more information or to schedule a pickup time, call 503-838-4742, 503-930-5602 or 503-837-0541.
* SABLE House will hold a tree recycling event at Allied Waste, 1030 W. Ellendale Ave., Dallas, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is a suggested donation of $5 per tree. Tree pickup service is also available. Proceeds from the event will benefit SABLE House Women's Shelter. For more information or to schedule a pickup time: 503-623-6703.