**UPDATE – The office is open regular hours.
Thank you to all our customers for your understanding and patience through this snow event.
D&O Garbage Service, Inc.
Christmas trees can be recycled at the curb in the mixed organics cart, within the city limits and Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) areas of Salem. Please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stands before placing your tree out for collection. When recycling your Christmas trees, please cut them down to fit into the carts with the lids completely closed. If the tree fits in the mixed organics cart, there will be no additional charge.
If the tree is not placed in the mixed organics cart for collection, or for rural Marion County customers outside of the UGB, the charge for Christmas trees is $9.00 each, up to 8’ and then $1.00 per foot over that. If the tree is placed upside down in the cart causing the lid to stick up, the tree will not fall easily into the truck opening or ”hopper,” which can create problems and cause the hopper to get plugged up. Our drivers will remove these trees from the carts and cut them up so that they can be dumped from the mixed organics cart. The Christmas tree fee will apply. Flocked trees are not recyclable, and will be charged for as well.
If you are leaving your tree out for another organization to collect, i.e., the Boy Scouts, please leave it away from your garbage and recycling carts. If possible, leave a tag on the tree as well, letting us know not to pick it up.
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS: The office will be closing at 3:00 pm on Tuesday December 24th for Christmas Eve and Tuesday December 31st for New Years Eve. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Both of these upcoming Holidays fall on a Wednesday. Wednesday’s service will be picked up on Thursday (12/26/13 & 1/2/14), Thursday’s service will be picked up on Friday (12/27/13 & 1/3/14) and if your normal service day is Friday you will be picked up on Saturday (12/28/13 & 1/4/14). Happy Holidays from all of us here at D&O Garbage Service, Inc.