As a community-related fundraiser, a Hellertown business is again planning to pick up Christmas trees curbside in January and take them to the Saucon Valley Recycling Center for disposal or to a local farm to be eaten by animals.
ACR Lawn & Landscape is asking for a donation (monetary or goods) for the Center for Animal Health and Welfare in Williams Township in exchange for each tree pickup.
According to a Facebook post, last year ACR picked up 20 trees and was able to donate $169 to the animal shelter, along with many bags of blankets, sheets, pet food and other items to help out the animals in need.
Trees will be collected on two consecutive Saturdays: Jan. 12 and Jan. 19.
Trees should be free of ornaments, lights and tinsel before being placed outside for pickup. Trees with these items left on them cannot be picked up.
This opportunity for curbside Christmas tree pickup is only available to Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township residents.
To have your tree picked up, send a Facebook message to the ACR Facebook page with your address and location of the tree, or call 484-274-2275 and leave a message with that information.
After a list of addresses is compiled, you will be notified of the date when your tree will be picked up, and when to be ready with your donation.
“Thank you so much again for your support of our locally-based family business,” said ACR Lawn & Landscape owner Chris Rosenberger in his post. “We look forward to serving our community in the future, and remember, we give free estimates for all lawn care and landscaping needs.”