Red Deer firefighters will provide their annual Christmas tree pick-up service to residents starting Jan. 8.
Residents must place their trees — decorations removed and no tree bag — on their front lawn for pick up.
Picking up Christmas trees is not a city-funded service. Firefighters volunteer to pick up the trees in exchange for a donation to the Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity to support local children’s charities.
Donations can be made directly to the firefighter picking up the tree, or mailed in a pre-addressed envelope left at residences. Receipts are issued for upon request.
“We rely on the generous donations to keep this annual campaign alive. With the increase in artificial trees our donations have rapidly declined over the last ten years. We thank everyone who continues to participate.” said Brad Readman with
International Association of Firefighters Local 1190.