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Recycle your Christmas tree

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YAKIMA--Ready to get rid of your Christmas tree?

Take it to Barnett Implement's yard on Fruitvale Boulevard!

For the next two weeks, volunteers from Camp Primetime are collecting trees.

They'll eventually chip them and sell the mulch to raise money for their wilderness camp aimed at kids who don't get out often.

The camp's goal is to provide a fun experience for children with disabilities or terminal illnesses and their families.

Camp manager Shirley Thietje calls the tree recycling an important fundraiser, both for the camp and because it saves space in landfills.

In 2008, donations and proceeds from chipped trees brought in roughly $8,000.

You can drop your tree off anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until January 10.

In the Tri-Cities, you can take trees to the Horns Rapid Landfill or the Waste Management transfer station in Kennewick.  Those two locations do not participate in the Camp Primetime fundraiser, but they will recycle trees rather than just dump them into landfills.

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