AUBURN — Auburn Public Services Director Dan Goyette has announced there are several options for the disposal of Christmas trees.

Trees can be dropped off by Auburn residents at the following locations:

• Public Works Garage, 296 Gracelawn Road (behind the community sand shed);

• Mid-Maine Waste Action Corp./MMWAC, Goldthwaite Road, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturday; and

• Engine 2 Fire Station, 181 South Main St. (next to the community sandbox).

The city will not do curbside pick-up of Christmas trees, however local Boy Scout Troop 121 will pick up Christmas trees on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7, for a minimum donation of $5. Trees should not be placed curbside until the morning of Jan. 6.


Money raised by the program goes to the troop’s scouting activities. Troop 121 was created to help give youth with special physical, mental and emotional challenges the opportunity for success in a safe scouting environment that builds character, encourages citizenship, teaches life skills and develops personal fitness.

To request pick-up, Auburn residents should send their $5 minimum donation no later than Jan. 7 to: Auburn United Methodist Church, Attn: Boy Scout Troop 121, 439 Park Ave., Auburn, ME 04210.

The troop will send participants a tag to attach to their tree prior to placing it curbside.

For more information about the program or Troop 121, call 207-783-0790. This is not a city-sponsored pick-up program.

Boy Scout Troop 121 members pictured are Liam Rose, Kyle Mansur, Jacob Clark, Bryce Holt-Giard, Noah Phillips, Jordan Burns and Matthew Kozak. They are preparing the mailing for the sixth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program.

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