Cleaning up after the party

 | January 3, 2013

Christmas day has come and gone, and many people are ready to return their living rooms to their shrubbery-free former states. Fortunately there are a few options to get rid of the tannenbaum.

The City of Kamloops has several locations where residents can drop their trees, the closest to Sun Peaks being Len Haughton Park, located on Lister Road in Heffley Creek. This depot is open from December 28 to January 16. Last year Kamloops collected and composted 4,775 trees, 1,200 more than the previous year.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District, TNRD, is also accepting Christmas tree and Christmas tree lights for recycling at all landfills and transfer stations including the
Sun Peaks transfer station. Trees must be stripped of all decorations and lights, and are accepted until January 31, 2013.

Approximately 50 trees were chipped and composted from the Sun Peaks transfer station last year.