This week will feature a couple of different options for people that are looking to dispose of their Christmas trees now that the holidays are over.
Escalon residents have two options for disposal of their trees this year, and each is free.
Option one is disposing of your tree as part of your normal garbage disposal service, as long as you follow these steps: Remove all objects from your tree including stands, cut your tree into three or four sections and place in your green waste container. The tree must fit completely. Observe your regularly scheduled garbage pick-up times and date. Do not place trees on the curb or in the streets. Only trees fully contained in a green waste can will be picked up. For more information, contact Gilton Solid Waste at 527-3781.
Option two is offered by the Escalon Fire Department and is planned for this Saturday, Jan. 9. Battalion Chief Terry Pinheiro said the department will do its traditional tree pick-up that day, so those wanting the trees taken away should have them placed near the curb by 8 a.m. on Saturday. Be sure that all ornaments and tinsel are removed from the tree. Call the fire department for more information, 838-7500. The trees are taken to the local Lionudakis Firewood for chipping up.
City officials are also reminding residents that this Saturday, Jan. 9 will bring the next Electronic Waste Disposal Day at the Escalon Community Center, slated from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m., with residents able to bring a variety of electronic items in for safe disposal. The program is free to city residents.
Visit the city website at cityofescalon.org or call 691-7422 for more information about the electronic waste disposal.