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Five Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 2

Here's some things you ought to know today.

1. The kids are back at school again, please watch out for kids and school buses this morning.

2. The Friends of Myles Standish State Forest is hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the conference room at Myles Standish headquarters in Carver. 

3. Boy Scout Troops 47 of Plymouth will collect your clean Christmas tree and recycle it for a donation of $8. Tree pickup will be New Year’s Day starting at 8 a.m. This service is for Plymouth residents only. Call Simon at 508-746-7349 or send email to trees@troop47plymouth.org.

Boy Scout Troop 64 will pick up and recycle Christmas trees Jan. 5 for $8 per tree. Call or text Jonathan Edson at 508-728-5282 or email imjedson@aol.com and leave your name, address and phone number. 

For a donation of $10, Cub Scout Pack 1620 will collect and recycle your Christmas tree Saturday, Jan. 5, and plant two new trees next spring for every tree collected. To schedule a pickup, call 508-759-3457 or email Scout1620@gmail.com and provide your name and address.

4. Alternately, you can take your tree to Balboni’s Landscape Supply and Green Waste Reprocessing which will be accepting Plymouth residents’ Christmas trees for recycling free of charge from Dec. 27 through the end of January. Drop off is at 135 Camelot Drive and proof of residency is required. Balboni’s hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday). All ornaments, tinsel and lights must be removed from the trees; only clean trees are accepted for recycling.

The Christmas trees will be ground, producing high quality mulch, which will eventually break down and enrich the soil, giving back to the environment. By participating in the Christmas tree recycling program Plymouth residents will be given $40 worth of coupons which can be redeemed at Balboni’s for products or future disposal. Call Balboni’s at 508-746-6111.

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Christy Kendrick January 02, 2013 at 11:15 AM
How about attending today's Work It Wednesday meeting at the Waterfront Bar & Grill? Free to attend- just pay for your lunch if you wish to order. Meeting begins at 12:30 though people start gathering any time after 12 noon. This is a 4 year old group consisting of a variety of business people gathering together to network and share info . Contact Christy Kendrick, Acme Glass, for more info.

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