City, archers to collect trees for disposalWith Christmas ending, there are a few options for area residents looking to unload their trees.
By: Bess Pallares, The Dickinson Press
With Christmas ending, there are a few options for area residents looking to unload their trees.
In Dickinson, though the North Dakota Game and Fish Department won’t be using trees in Patterson Lake this year, those looking to send their trees somewhere other than the landfill can help out the Roughrider Archers.
The group will again be collecting trees for their indoor shoot.
“Just leave them out by the street and just give us a call and an address and we’ll come and pick them up,” said group member Shayne Steckler.
Steckler said the group usually gets about 80 to 100 trees for the shoot scheduled the second weekend of March.
“They’re just for decoration, mostly around the targets and around the back and stuff,” he said.
Flyers with information about tree pickup by the Roughrider Archers were handed out at tree lots around town, though Steckler said members of the group will only be collecting trees in Dickinson.
Ron Bachmeier, chief operator of solid waste for the city of Dickinson, said residents can also have their trees picked up with their garbage.
“As far as for us, anybody that has trees that wants to get rid of them, just (put them) curbside and the garbage trucks will pick them up,” Bachmeier said.
Bachmeier added that for those who don’t want to wait for their normal garbage collection day to get rid of their trees, there will be a spot set up at the Baler Building at 99 Second St. for drop-offs.
As for surrounding areas, Belfield City Auditor Cindy Ewoniuk said residents can put trees by their garbage containers and the city will pick them up on garbage day.
Calls to Killdeer and Richardton city officials were unreturned.
For Dickinson residents wanting to give trees to the Roughrider Archers, Steckler can be reached at 701-483-1354.