Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Christmas Tree Recycling Program?


The annual recycling program is the only fundraiser of the year for West Linn Troop 396.  Scouts will come directly to your home on a designated day, take your tree and have it recycled.  Donations go towards funding our scout trips, scholarships, and community events throughout the year.

Do you accept flocked trees?

No.  The tree recycling facility we use expressly prohibits flocked trees.  

Who is the program available to?

Any residences within the West Linn city boundary, the Tualatin "Fox Hill" neighborhood and Johnson Road residents in Stafford.

What are the pickup dates this season?

We have three days this year for your convenience.  December 27th, December 31st, and January 8th.  Details are on the signup link here.

When do I put out my tree?

We ask that you put your tree out in front of your house no later than 9am on the day of your scheduled pickup.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be able to knock on your door and remind you, therefore please set a reminder and have the tree ready or we will have to pass you by.

How much does it cost? And how do I pay?

We ask that you make a minimum $12 donation per tree.  This is the troop's only fundraiser of the year and the money helps fund important troop activities throughout the following year.  We accept checks, Paypal, and now Zelle for your convenience.  We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.  

Check:  Please make your donation payable to 'West Linn Troop 396' and secure in a waterproof Ziplock baggy securely to the tree in a visible location.  The best place tends to be either stapled to the base or tethered to the top of the tree.

Paypal (please put your desired pickup date and email address in "notes")

Zelle account: (please put your desired pickup date and email address in "notes")

Cash:  We are no longer accepting cash donations.  If the above payment options do not work for you, please email us.

How Do I sign up?

We're glad you asked!  Click on the SignUpGenius link below, enter the day you would like to have your tree picked up and put in your contact information.  We'll do the rest!