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Christmas trees accepted at landfill

After your Christmas tree has lost its luster, county residents have options to dispose of their tree.

Christmas trees can be composted by cutting up the tree and using a compost pile. Make sure before putting the tree in your compost pile that it is free of flocking or other contaminants.

The other option is to drop off your tree at the landfill before it becomes a hazard and fire risk.

There are 24 locations in Kern County in which you can drop off your tree. One of them is our Shafter/Wasco Landfill on Scofield Avenue.

They will accept your trees free of charge from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10. If you decide to take your tree to the landfill, they are asking that you tarp and secure the load properly. You also need to make sure to remove all of the ornaments, lights and other decorations and tree stand prior to taking it to the landfill.

The landfill is open Sunday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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