If you have a Christmas tree you’ll need to dispose of, the Saucon Valley Compost Center will be open on a limited basis in January to accept drop-offs of both trees and yard waste.
Specifically, the compost center will be open to accept Christmas trees on the following Saturdays: Jan. 8, Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The compost center, which is located at 2011 Springtown Hill Road, is open to residents of Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township. Residents must obtain an ID card from the municipality in which they reside, which must be shown at the center.
Once again this year, Boy Scout Troop 311 will also be collecting Christmas trees curbside as a fundraiser in Hellertown borough and Lower Saucon Township. The second date to have a pickup is Saturday, Jan. 8. Trees must be placed curbside by 7 a.m., with a $10 donation taped to the tree, the home’s mailbox or the front door. Preregistration for tree pickup is required, and can be made online at Troop311.org or by calling 484-519-0054.
Post-Christmas, it is also common in the Saucon Valley area for some goat farms to accept discarded Christmas trees as feed for their animals. Information about the collection of trees for goats may typically be found on Facebook and in various groups such as the Hellertown, Pennsylvania Facebook group.