Christmas and New Years are over, and now it's time to take down all those Holiday decorations, including that Christmas Tree.

Many towns in the area offer Christmas tree pick-up, but if you're a Brookfield resident, what do you do with that tree? That's where Troop 5 of Brookfield comes in.

Once again, this year they began accepting reservations for their 11th Annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up service. Boy Scouts from Troop 5 will pick up Christmas Trees on Saturday January 9th, and recycle them by grinding them into mulch to be used for other projects.

When making a reservation online, please select a pick up date of Saturday January 9, 2021. There is a suggested donation amount of $10 per tree. Donations in any amount are appreciated but not required.

Of course, trees should be free of ornaments and left in the driveway for pick up.

Brookfield residents can schedule a tree pick up by visiting the troop’s website.

Here's a little background on Troop 5:

Troop 5 is comprised of 34 local boys age 11-17. Service to the community is a central part of the Scouting program and Troop 5 Scouts participate in service projects throughout the year including Fall clean up, trail clean up, Memorial Day flag placement at local cemeteries and more. Donations collected from Christmas tree pick-ups assist the troop in purchasing needed supplies to run the program as well as assist Scouts in paying for valuable summer camp experiences. Last year, 260 trees were collected and recycled. The troop hopes to exceed that number this year.

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