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Toss That Tree

Sure, Christmas was nice — but it’s already a fading memory. The gifts have all been opened, returned, broken or forgotten. The bills will soon come due.

And then there’s that big, beautiful tree, still hung with tinsel and ornaments. Pretty soon, it too will have to go.

But where?

As usual, the Boy Scouts ride to the rescue.

On Saturday, January 12,  Boy Scout Troop 39 will pick up your tree. In keeping with the Scout’s focus on the environment, it will be recycled.

To register for this much-needed service, click here.  The tree should be placed by your mailbox by 6:30 Saturday morning.

Tape an envelope with a check (“Boy Scout Troop 39″ ) to your front door. Cash is fine too — hey, Scouts are trustworthy, right?

The suggested donation is $16 per tree, though I’m sure the Scouts would not refuse higher amounts.

After all, the money helps fund Troop 39’s activities, including food drives, community service projects and high adventure backpacking trips.

The Boy Scouts are well known for helping little old ladies across streets.  In Westport, we thank them for helping little old ladies — and strapping young men — dispose of big old Christmas trees.