Starting Dec. 26, 2020 the Penticton Fire Department will be disposing of Christmas trees by donation to support charitable organizations. (Western News file)

Starting Dec. 26, 2020 the Penticton Fire Department will be disposing of Christmas trees by donation to support charitable organizations. (Western News file)

Penticton Fire Department offering Christmas tree disposal services

The service is free but donations for charity are encouraged

The Penticton Fire Department is carrying on their annual tradition of disposing of residents’ Christmas trees to raise money for their local Firefighters Charitable Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and the British Columbia Professional Firefighters Burn Fund.

Penticton residents are encouraged to call the Penticton Fire Department at 250-490- 2315 to arrange for their Christmas tree to be picked up and disposed of by firefighters. Penticton firefighters provide this service every year while off shift using their own vehicles.

The trees are chipped and taken to Campbell Mountain Landfill where they are composted.

Alternatively, residents can drop off their trees for chipping anytime at Fire Hall #202 located at 285 Dawson Avenue.

A donation box to support the local Firefighters Charitable Society, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and the British Columbia Professional Firefighters Burn Fund is located at Fire Hall #202 to support, residents are encouraged to donate what they can. Arrangements for donation can also be made while booking your tree pick-up.

The Christmas tree pick-up service will operate from Dec. 26 to Jan. 17. The drop-off service operates from Dec. 26 to Jan 31st.

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