Brookfield Boy Scouts Announce Christmas Tree Pick Up Service
Christmas may be over, now our attention turns to New Years, but after that it'll be time to take down all those Holiday decorations, including that Christmas Tree.
Many towns in the area offer Christmas tree pick-up, but if your a Brookfield resident, what do you do with that tree? Thats' where Troop 5 of Brookfield comes in.
Once again this year they have begun accepting reservations for their 10th Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up service. Boy Scouts from Troop 5 will pick up Christmas Trees the first two Saturdays in January, and recycle them by grinding them into mulch to be used for other projects.
Brookfield residents can schedule a tree pick up by visiting the troop’s website.
When making a reservation online, please select a pick up date of either Saturday January 4, 2020 or Saturday January 11, 2020. There is a suggested donation amount of $10 per tree. Donations in any amount are appreciated but not required.
Of course trees should be free of ornaments and left in the driveway for pick up.
Here's a little background on Troop 5:
Troop 5 is comprised of 34 local boys age 11-17. Service to the community is a central part of the Scouting program and Troop 5 Scouts participate in service projects throughout the year including Fall clean up, trail clean up, Memorial Day flag placement at local cemeteries and more. Donations collected from Christmas tree pick-ups assist the troop in purchasing needed supplies to run the program as well as assist Scouts in paying for valuable summer camp experiences. Last year 220 trees were collected and recycled. The troop hopes to exceed that number this year.