For two weeks beginning January 3rd, 2011, you can take that dried-up old Christmas tree and put it out with your recycling. While the City of Boston doesn’t want you to leave it by the curb in a bag, you may want to take it out of your home and building wrapped, so you don’t leave a trail of pine needles and pine pitch behind.
We’re making the City of Boston Waste Reduction Division our Friday Link to help all of you plan a time to remove the lights and ornaments, and get that tree ready to go.
If you know your recycling day, the city also wants you to know that, “Public Works will collect Christmas trees for composting from January 3 to January 14. Remove all ornaments, decorations, and stands from trees and place trees at the curb by 7am on your recycling day. Do not put trees in plastic bags.”
Link: Here’s where you can look up your recycling day.
Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photo: By CocteauBoy/Troy Tolley (Used under creative commons license )
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