In Oakley, Scout Troop 152 will happily haul away your tree for a suggested donation of $8. Pickups are scheduled for Jan. 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 in Oakley. Just put your tree on the curb in front of your house by 9 a.m., place your donation envelope under your doormat (cash donation or a check made out to the Boy Scouts of America) and say a painless goodbye to the remnants of the season. For more information, call 925-625-5391.
In Discovery Bay, it's Troop 514 that will be doing the work. Sponsored by the Town of Discovery Bay, Troop 514's effort is a green one, and mulch made out of the trees will be used in and around Discovery Bay.
The pick-up dates are Jan. 1, 2, 8 and 9, and the suggested donation is $15 to $25 per tree. Donations should be placed in a sealed envelope (and a plastic bag, if it's raining) and attached to the bottom of the tree with a rubber band. Checks can be made payable to BSA Troop 514.
Place the tree at the curb the day of the pick up. Scouts will make morning and afternoon pick-ups of trees left out no later than 2 p.m.
For safety reasons, the Scouts cannot accept trees with tinsel, flocked trees, trees with nails, artificial trees, wreaths with metal wires or trees with metal attached.
All donations are used solely to fund Discovery Bay’s own Boy Scout programs, including summer camps and merit-badge-earning opportunities.