Photo: This week is your final chance to place your holiday tree on the curbside for pickup
The Belmont Department of Public Works want residents to know they have one last chance to have their Tannenbaum go “auf wiedersehen.”
Christmas trees are being collected at curbside on the first two full weeks of January. The final week starts Jan 9. If you miss this pickup, you will have to schedule a bulk item pickup with the town.
Please plan accordingly, according to the DPW, or you will have to hold on to your tree for a year (!) or you’ll need to have it hauled away by a private contractor. Or you can recycle your tree yourself: They make a great covering for flower or vegetable gardens.
Since the trees are being chipped and composted, they must not have any ornaments, tinsel or lights on them.
Also, the trees can’t be in a bag.
Finally, per the DPW, make sure that your tree is not covered by snow and ice, to facilitate putting it in the truck.