Holiday Tree Collection Ends Saturday

Christmas tree disposal

The Department of Public Works began collecting holiday trees on December 28 and will continue to collect them through Saturday, January 10.

Trees, as well as holiday greenery, should be placed in the same location from which your trash and recyclables are collected. While in some years DPW has asked that trees be placed curbside, this year you should only leave trees along the curb if that is where your garbage is collected. Otherwise leave trees in the alley alongside your Supercan.

Holiday trees and greenery collected between December 28 and January 10 will be composted.

After January 10, trees can still be left with your garbage cans, but will only be collected if space allows in trash trucks. Judging by past years, space rarely allows and you may end up with a tree along your property for quite some time – and potentially a ticket if it rolls, blows, or otherwise migrates into the public space.

To help the environment and keep your curb and alley clear, your best bet is to take down your holiday decor – or at least your tree – this week. Happy un-decorating!