MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Curbside pickup of Christmas trees is being offered in Berkeley County next month by Apple Valley Waste, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority announced Wednesday.
Half of the $10 fee charged per tree will be donated to the Martinsburg unit of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, according to authority chairman Clint Hogbin.
Residents also can dispose of their trees free of charge through the Authority's voluntary drop-off program, which is offered at the Grapevine Road and South Berkeley recycling centers, Hogbin said.
To arrange for curbside pickup, residents should contact Apple Valley Waste at 304-267-1280 during business hours, Hogbin said.
The authority's two recycling centers will accept trees Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas trees must have all lights, ornaments, tinsel, wire, stands and all other items removed to be accepted.
"A good rule of thumb is to return the tree to the same natural state in which it was purchased," Hogbin said in a news release on Wednesday.