Tree, bottle recycling opportunities

Two local high schools are hosting tree chipping and bottle recycling events, post holidays.

When the festivities are over and you’ve taken down the tree, carefully put the decorations away for safekeeping for next year, there will be one final task as many Cloverdale residents say farewell to 2011.

Fortunately, two local high schools are once again offering residents with opportunities to dispose of their Christmas trees and empty holiday beverage containers.

The Dry Grad committee at Clayton Heights Secondary hosts a tree chipping and bottle drive on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school parking lot at 7003 188 Street. It’s by donation.

And on Jan. 7 and 8, Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary at 7003 188 Street, hosts a two-day tree chipping and recycling event.

It runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, at the school’s recycling depot.

It’s a joint project of the Cloverdale Youth Concert Band Association and the school’s music department.

For the past 12 years, the community’s recycled trees and bottles have helped raise money for Grade 8 to 12 music students.

The money is spent on festival entry fees, travel expenses for the Grade 8’s annual performance tour to the Okanagan, and travel costs for the Grade 10-12 spring music department school.

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